Missing San Mateo teen found

April 18, 2009 5:27:52 PM PDT
A teenage boy believed to have been abducted from his home this week was located by police Saturday morning and reunited with his family, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Department.

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Belmont police located Luis Antonio Ortiz, 17, at about 3:30 a.m. as he was walking in the area of El Camino Real near Ralston Avenue in Belmont.

Ortiz told detectives with the Sheriff's office that he had left home voluntarily and intended to return. Belmont police said no crime was committed and that Ortiz appeared healthy and uninjured.

San Mateo County sheriff's detectives had been following up on possible leads in the search for Ortiz after he placed a 911 call Tuesday night to report two men who may have been armed in his home in the 2800 block of Westmoreland Avenue in unincorporated Redwood City's North Fair Oaks neighborhood, according to sheriff's Lt. Ray Lunny.

When sheriff's deputies arrived, they found Ortiz's two younger brothers, whom he was babysitting at the time, but the only sign of Ortiz was his cell phone, which was stained with blood in the backyard, according to Lunny. His younger brothers reportedly did not see or hear anything, Lunny said.

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