Marine arrested after missing teen girl found in barracks

A U.S. Marine has been apprehended by the Naval Criminal Investigative Services (NCIS) after a 14-year-old girl, who had been reported missing, was discovered in the barracks of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, California. The teenager’s grandmother had reported her disappearance on June 13, stating that she had run away from home a few days earlier.

Prompt action was taken by the authorities, who filed a missing person report and entered the teen’s information into various databases. Thanks to the efforts of military police at Camp Pendleton, the girl was located and safely returned to her grandmother.

A Marine from Combat Logistics Battalion 5, 1st Marine Logistics Group, was taken into custody by the NCIS on June 28 for questioning regarding the incident. The exact nature of the Marine’s relationship with the missing teenager remains unclear. The identities of both the Marine and the girl have not been disclosed by the authorities. As Camp Pendleton is federal property, the investigation is being handled by the NCIS, with support from the sheriff’s department and the San Diego Human Trafficking Task Force.

Camp Pendleton, situated in Oceanside, California, is one of the largest Marine Corps bases in the United States. It serves as a training facility for Marines and houses various units and commands. The safety and security of individuals on the base are of utmost importance, and any incidents involving unauthorized individuals are taken seriously and thoroughly investigated.