FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — A 16-year-old from Fairfax County is still missing as of Monday night, after vanishing 13 days earlier.
Julieth Ford Ortega, was last seen May 22 at 7 a.m. in the Hybla Valley area.
She was reported missing the following day, May 23, and detectives categorized her as "endangered due to concerns for her safety."
Police, when asked, said Monday night there was "nothing to suggest" her disappearance was tied to the discovery of a body in a freshly dug grave in a wooded area of North Hill Park in Fairfax County along Route One.
Fairfax County police said they got a tip that there could be human remains in the woods and started looking on May 22, then located the body on May 23.
Officials said the body was removed from the ground and taken to the medical examiner's office to determine the cause of death and identity of the victim. That is expected to take about a month.
Previously, Fairfax County police said they believed that death was gang-related.
As for Ortega, she is 5'5" and 145 pounds, with black eyes and hair. She was last seen wearing a black shirt, blue jeans and black shoes.
Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call 703-691-2131.