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Concern for Missing 14-Year-Old (LOCATED)

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 15, 2022

Update: Jeferson Socop Cerna has been located safe and unharmed.


Gaithersburg, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 14-year-old from Gaithersburg.   


Jeferson Socop Cerna was last seen on Saturday, September 10, 2022, in the 800 block of Clopper Rd.  


Socop Cerna is approximately 5-feet, 6-inches tall and weighs 125 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. He has a tattoo on his left arm that says “Marisol” and a tattoo on the right side of his neck that says “Luci.” It is unknown what he was last seen wearing.


Police and family are concerned for his welfare. 


Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Jeferson Socop Cerna is asked to call the police non-emergency number at (301)279-8000 (24-hour line) or the Special Victims Investigations Division at (240)773-5000. Callers may remain anonymous.  

Jeferson Socop CernaJeferson Socop Cerna (Original Image)

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Release ID: 22-456
Media Contact: L.N.J.Ivey 
Categories: missing-person