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Concern for Missing Bethesda Teenager (LOCATED)

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 23, 2021

Update: September 30, 2021 - Joseph De La Paz has been located safe and unharmed. 


Gaithersburg, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigation Division are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 15-year-old male from Bethesda.  


Joseph De La Paz was last seen on Monday, September 20, at approximately 7:30 a.m., at Chevy Chase High School located on East West Highway. 


De La Paz is approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs 175 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen carrying a black backpack and wearing a black polo shirt, a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jean pants.  


Police and family are concerned for his physical and emotional welfare.  


Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Joseph De La Paz is asked to call the Special Victims Investigation Division at 240-773-5400 or the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24hrs)  


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Release ID: 21-356
Media Contact: CTDurham 
Categories: missing-person