Update: Missing 13-year-old girl found

Update: At 3:33 p.m. today, police reported that Myra has been found safe in Woodland. Below is the original story of her disappearance yesterday and the police department's appeal for the public's help in finding her. The Voice will update the story again when more information becomes available.

The Mountain View Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a Crittenden Middle School student who has been missing since yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon.

Myra Renteria, 13, was last seen leaving Crittenden in the afternoon on April 19 and did not return home, according to an email sent out to Crittenden parents.

Myra is described as being 5 feet, 1 inch in height, weighing 105 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a dark-colored jacket and jeans.

She may have taken public transportation out of the area, according to the email.

The Mountain View Police Department did an "active" search in the city for Myra last night, and detectives are continuing to search for her today, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson.

Anyone who has seen her or has information about her whereabouts is asked to call police at 650-903-6395.


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Posted by Maher
a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Apr 20, 2017 at 2:16 pm

This "man's world" is such a dangerous place for young girls... predators everywhere.

I hope Myra manages to come home safely. I send a prayer for her well-being. I hate these stories.

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Posted by Anke
a resident of North Whisman
on Apr 20, 2017 at 2:44 pm

What @Maher said. Also thoughts and prayers for her poor family and schoolmates, and for the detectives searching for her.

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Posted by Ron
a resident of Waverly Park
on Apr 20, 2017 at 3:29 pm

@Maher While I agree with you, we don't know if that is at all the case in this instance. With the mention that she may have taken public transit, it is just as likely she left on her own for some reason.

Prayers for her safe return.

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Posted by Rosemary
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Apr 20, 2017 at 3:30 pm

My prayers for Myra safe return home

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Posted by Anke
a resident of North Whisman
on Apr 20, 2017 at 3:59 pm

Happily, she's safe now! :-)

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Posted by Crittenden?
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Apr 20, 2017 at 5:35 pm

Glad she is found safe.
Her mom lives in Sacramento, according to her FB page; the girl apparently lives with her dad in San Jose. Why is she at Crittenden?
Does she have to take public transportation to get home?

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Posted by Gary
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Apr 20, 2017 at 6:44 pm

Why is she in a Mountain View public school with Mountain View schools overcrowded? Anyone from the school district care to explain the policy?

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Posted by Gary's Old Towne Tavern
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Apr 20, 2017 at 9:02 pm

So she hopped on a bus to Woodland. Not abducted.

Maher, on behalf of all MEN, your apology is NOT accepted!

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Posted by cfrink
a resident of Willowgate
on Apr 20, 2017 at 10:01 pm

@ Gary,

In most school districts, we allow kids who begin school here to continue school here when their families move to other parts of the area so as not to disrupt the child's educational trajectory or social comfort. This sometimes only lasts until the end of a school year, or it may last until the child finishes that school. This is pretty common and happens at most schools. In addition, when there is space at our schools, and all the district's children have been accommodated, open spaces can be taken by kids who live outside the district. This allows the district to fill out the school, get all the possible funding and use resources to the fullest extent. But it only applies when there are available spots. This is also a fairly common occurrence.

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