Federal Agents: Endangered 12-year-old from Memphis found, male suspect in ICE custody

Karime Ruiz, L, Raul Villanueava-Lopez, R
Karime Ruiz, L, Raul Villanueava-Lopez, R(Memphis Police Department)
Updated: Nov. 2, 2020 at 10:14 PM CST
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A 12-year-old from Memphis who was believed to be in the Jackson-area has been found safe, according to federal agents.

Karime Ruiz left her home on October 14 and wasn’t seen from family members since.

She was believed to be with Raul Villanueava-Lopez. Police believed Ruiz was in danger.

Ruiz was found safe Monday evening and the male suspect with her has been taken into custody by the US Marshals and ICE.

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