UPDATE: Odessa Police say the teen who was missing out of New Mexico has been found. However, the search for the suspect in the case continues.


The Odessa Police Department and Albuquerque Police Department are asking the public’s help in finding a missing teen.

On December 27 around 2:30 a.m., 14-year-old Marit Kercheval-Clifford was believed to have left her house in Albuquerque.

Police have been able to confirm Marit is in Odessa.

The investigation has revealed that Kercheval-Clifford was enticed to go to Odessa by a known man. She was brought to Odessa and dropped off at an unknown location.

Kercheval-Clifford is diagnosed with severe depression and does not have her prescribed medication, according to the OPD.

Anyone with information in reference to the whereabouts of the Marit Kercheval-Clifford is encouraged to contact the Albuquerque Police Department at 505-242-2677, Odessa Police Department, or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-8477.