Detectives Find Missing Massachusetts Teen In Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (1010 WINS) — A 13-year-old Massachusetts girl who went missing nearly three weeks ago was found in safe Jersey City, N.J. Wednesday morning, police said.

Alexandra Loftis’ father also confirmed to 1010 WINS that an arrest had been made in connection with his daughter’s disappearance.

According to a report in the New York Post, investigators found Loftis at a Jersey City residence where she was staying with a 42-year-old man, identified as Jorge Luis Garzon, by the paper’s sources.

Citing sources, the paper said that Garzon was charged with kidnapping, endangering the welfare of a minor and other charges.

Police said a tip led them to the girl who ran away on November 4.

The girl’s father, who left Brooklyn years ago, raised his daughter in a rural community outside of Boston, had returned to the Big Apple to search for her.

“Whenever I’m focused on trying to find her, I’m okay. But, whenever that stops, and I’m home at night, and I wake up in the morning, and I think, you know, I … I … I … it’s hard. You know this is completely devas… you can’t … it’s my only daughter,” he told CBS 2’s Pablo Guzman on Monday.

The girl found a way to get to a Peter Pan bus in Boston. Surveillance video showed her getting off the bus at the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

The tech-savvy teen did not visit her usual Facebook sites and shut off her cell phone while missing.

What do you think happened? Sound off in our comments section below…

  • Meme Meyagi

    what is done about 7 million mooslime terrorists living in usa?

  • Aoife Barrington-Haber

    It’s really inappropriate to comment on the behavior of a minor who has been through an ordeal. Think if this were your daughter what you would want people to be saying on a public forum. Allie, I am so glad you are safe now!

  • micheleleigh

    I am her family. She has the same issues any teenager has, like we all did, but how dare you people suggest she has gotten what she deserves. How dare you throw out the word rape, like she should have known better or it’s simply something that happens to little girls who don’t follow the right path. It’s horrible and I only pray you never have to worry about your own family going through this. I hope you see what you do, I hope your children have no scares. I have gone through the pain and worry of what may have happened to her. I am not gratified in being right.

    • DanTe

      Nope. Didn’t raise our children STUPID.

  • Michelle Bart

    I think she met him online and was being groomed for trafficking possibly.

  • j

    Boy, a 42 year old disgusting slob with a 13 year old girl. WTF! Like Biggie Smalls said, S H I T is getting crazier.

  • the bandid

    when she left Boston, she knew what she was doing, she is very smart, that old man that took her also knew what he was doing was wrong, yet he did it, kidnapping, rape are the least of charges for him and for her a very good lashing with a bamboo rod, make her feel the pain her father when trough

  • David G.

    If you are withholding her name, why is it listed on the photo caption?

    • David G.

      OK, the caption is fixed, but now the name is in the tags…

  • kneecap

    This poor father what he went though thinking who knows what about his daughter whether she’s alive or whatever. What a spoiled little brat she must be. Good work NYPD It’s great she was found safe but I can’t help but think what she put her family through.I hope she gets the help she needs.

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