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Fremont police continue search for missing teen

In a newsroom, some quickly roll their eyes when a missing persons report comes in. Usually, the missing is a teen or an elderly person with a form of dementia and, usually, he or she often is found within a day, maybe two days. But every once in a while, there is a Sierra LaMar case or a Michaela Garecht, where the person is not found quickly, and may never be. It’s a living nightmare for the family. I can only speculate what Margarita Chavez’s family is going through today.

Story by colleague Natalie Alund

FREMONT — Police on Sunday continued to search for a missing 15-year-old girl who disappeared from her uncle’s home in the city one week ago.

Margarita Nunez Chavez was discovered missing from her uncle’s home in the Irvington area of Fremont on May 5. She was last seen at 10 p.m. May 4,¿ said police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques.

Police do not believe she was abducted, but said she may be with 30-year-old Ryan Griggs, who is possibly driving a stolen white Ford F150 pickup with a white camper shell and raised suspension. The truck’s license plate is 6E82209.

Police described Chavez as Hispanic, 4 feet 11 inches tall, 90 pounds with long brown hair and brown eyes.

Griggs is described as a white man, 6 feet 2 inches tall, 200 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call police at 510-790-6880, ext. 3.

Chris DeBenedetti