San Marcos police locate missing teen

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UPDATED: Fifteen-year-old Cassidy Castro was found “safe and sound” this afternoon after not being heard from for over 24 hours, according to city officials.

A friend said Castro had been snapchatting her friends after midnight Monday morning, asking them to pick her up from her house. After posting that message, Castro posted again later that someone was on their way to pick her up. The same friend said that Castro had left her phone at home when she left, and that when the friend tried to contact Castro on her cellphone, it was Castro’s parents that replied.

Later Monday afternoon, her parents posted messages from her Twitter account urging anyone who knew of her whereabouts to come forward.

While Castro was missing, her classmates at San Marcos High School used the hashtag “#comehomecassidy” on social networking to share information about her disappearance. In a city press release, the police credited media reports for assisting in locating the teenager.

Castro was with an 18-year-old male when she was found. Police are interviewing the man, according to a city press release.

 

PREVIOUSLY: San Marcos Police are currently searching for Cassidy Jae Castro, 15, who was last seen in the 100 block of Autumn Cove in San Marcos around 3:45 a.m. Monday.

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating the missing teen and are concerned that foul play was involved in her disappearance.

Castro is 5 feet 3 inches tall, has brown hair and brown eyes and weighs 115 pounds. Her parents last spoke to her around 3 a.m. Monday.

Castro was using Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter before she disappeared. She asked to be picked up in a Snapchat message that was received after 2:30 a.m.

The teen’s last contact with friends occurred around 4:30 a.m. Monday and no additional information has been received since then.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or the SMPD non-emergency number at 512.753.2108. Tips may also be reported to www.citizenobserver.com, as well as Crime Stoppers at 512.353.TIPS or 800.324.8477.