The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating an alleged kidnapping of a 14-year-old juvenile in the 35000 block of North Richardson Drive, San Tan Valley. The juveniles name is Samantha White. She is 4’11” tall, weighs 98 pounds, has blonde hair and blue eyes.
According to her aunt, Samantha left the residence for school this morning. A short time later, the aunt left the residence to go for a walk and discovered her school books and backpack scattered on the sidewalk in front of the residence. There was also a note which was left at the scene indicating she was possibly kidnapped. We have checked with her school and she did not arrive this morning.
At this point, we are investigating this case as a possible kidnapping. Currently we have deputies and detectives working the case and following up with any possible leads.
If anybody has any information on the whereabouts of Samantha White they are asked to contact the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office at 520-866-5111.
**UPDATE** The missing juvenile has been found wandering a nearby neighborhood. A citizen recognized the juvenile from a news broadcast and notified our office. The juvenile was located and is currently with detectives. PCSO is not looking for suspects at this time. As soon as we have more information we will put it out.