Teenager located safe after Endangered Child Alert was issued

Posted at 4:07 PM, Jan 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-19 21:10:18-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Metro Nashville Police have located a missing and endangered 16-year-old girl with the help of U.S. Marshals.

Maricsa Beltran-Lopez has been located in Pittsburgh, PA with her ex-boyfriend German Rodriguezz.

Rodriguezz is now in custody while the investigation continues.

The TBI issued an Endangered Child Alert for Beltran-Lopez, who was last seen with her ex-boyfriend, German Rodriguezz, 19, on Friday morning at the Comfort Inn and Suites South in Kingsport, on Friday.

An arrest warrant was then issued against Rodriguezz as he had picked up Beltran-Lopez from McGavock High School on Thursday afternoon.

This came one week after Beltran-Lopez reported that her ex-boyfriend has been harassing and following her and showing up at her school.

Beltran-Lopez's family made contact with her on Thursday night but the phone call was ended abruptly and her phone has since been turned off.