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Missing 15-year-old Chula Vista girl found unharmed

Posted at 9:05 AM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-22 20:50:13-05

UPDATE 5:36 P.M. - SATURDAY FEB, 22, 2020

Chula Vista Police Department officials said the missing 15-year-old was located and safely reunited with her family Saturday.

Police said a resident of eastern Chula Vista reported that spotting a female juvenile walking along a roadway who resembled the missing teen.

Officers immediately responded and verified it was in fact Isis Desser, said CVPD Sgt. Joe Picone.

Pincone said Desser is unharmed and there are no indications of foul play in this case.


CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) -- Chula Vista police are asking for the public’s help in finding a 15-year-old girl who was last seen earlier this week after an apparent argument with her mother.

Police said Isis Desser was last seen on Monday, Feb. 17, near the Home Depot store at 1320 Eastlake Parkway.

The teen’s mother, Giselle Romo-Desser, told 10News reporter Mimi Elkalla that she noticed a suspicious teenage boy in their neighborhood on Monday. Romo-Desser said she confronted the boy and asked what he was doing there, and he told her that he was there to “smoke weed with a friend.”

Romo-Desser asked the boy if he knew Isis, but he said no. The mother said she asked her daughter if she knew the boy, but she said she did not.

A short time later, Romo-Desser and her daughter were out running errands when they got into an argument in the car. According to the mother, Isis got out of the car and ran away.

Romo-Desser told 10News she tried to go after her daughter but lost track of her. It was then that the mother said she called police to report Isis missing.

Romo-Desser had her daughter’s phone, and after opening the Snapchat app she saw that Isis was friends with the suspicious boy that was in their neighborhood.

Police said Isis was last seen wearing a black tube top, dark blue jeans with front tears, and black and white Vans sneakers. Isis is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs about 169 pounds.

Romo-Desser is a special education teacher at Eastlake High School, where her daughter is a 9th grade student.

Anyone with information on the girl’s whereabouts is urged to call Chula Vista police at 619-691-5151.