Missing Chula Vista boy Jermayne Navarro found safe in Mexico
Friend Samuel Sanders found earlier in the day
Last Updated: 93 days ago
SAN DIEGO - A second Chula Vista boy missing since Friday was located in Mexico and is safe with his family.
Chula Vista police confirmed 12-year-old Jermayne Navarro was found safe Tuesday afternoon with his family in Tijuana.
Early Tuesday morning, Jermayne's friend Samuel Sanders was reunited with his family after he was spotted in Tijuana.
10News learned that Tijuana police saw Samuel and Jermayne in the city. When approached by officers, Samuel stayed with police, but Jermayne ran away, 10News learned.
Because Jermayne has family in Mexico, authorities said he was more familiar with the area. Samuel, on the other hand, was unfamiliar with the city.
Police said Jermayne and Samuel experienced difficulty at their school, Rancho Del Rey Middle School, on Friday and did not return home.
Police initially considered the boys runaways but not at risk except for their age.
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