Yamilet Martinez: Girl, 7, sleeping inside vehicle stolen in Portland located safely after Amber Alert issued
PORTLAND, OREGON: The Portland Police Bureau have found a missing young girl reportedly asleep in a stolen vehicle on Sunday, September 18, evening. Yamilet Martinez, 7, was asleep in the car stolen at Southeast 49th and Southeast Powell Boulevard. The car was described as a 2011 black Honda Civic with no plates and is said to have been stolen at around 7pm or slightly before.
An Amber Alert was issued for Yamilet. It stated she was 4-foot-5-inches tall, weighing about 97 pounds, and was last seen wearing pink shoes and a yellow shirt that says, "Be kind to each other" on it. Yamilet was found "safe and sound in the area of Laurelhurst Park," and was taken to PPB’s East Precinct to be reunited with her family. The Amber Alert for the missing girl was issued at around 10.35 pm on Sept 18 night. Even though the girl is safe, no arrests regarding this theft and possible abduction have been made as yet.
Portland Police issued an update on the situation saying, "Yamilet Martinez has been located safe and sound in the area of Laurelhurst Park. Yamilet was found inside of the stolen vehicle. Yamilet will be reunited with her family shortly at the East Precinct, where a Command Post was established to organize the search for her. Portland Police Missing Persons Detectives will continue to investigate the incident." PPB further thanked the citizens for tips and shared that approximately 50 officers were hard at work finding the minor.
The Portland Police Bureau asks anyone with any additional information about this case to contact Detective Heidi Helwig at firstname.lastname@example.org, referencing case # 22-252068.