Photo: Victoria Marquina
SUTTER CREEK – The experience of 17-year-old runaway Victoria Marquina came to the attention of the Amador County Sheriff’s Office on the morning of October 10th.
An ACSO deputy met with the girls’ mother, who said that her daughter had not come home after an October 5th concert in Sacramento.
Although the mother could not contact her daughter by phone, she did find Victoria’s vehicle parked in Sutter Creek.
The mother said that as she waited by the vehicle, she was about to confront her daughter about her missing status. The ensuing argument ended when Victoria said she was moving out.
Since that time, Victoria has not responded to her mother’s attempts at reaching out. The mother gave the ACSO a list of names of Victroia’s acquaintances.
21-year-old Livingston resident Joshua Martinez was named as the young man Victoria had recently met. In addition, the girl had attended class on October 8 in Sacramento.
After discovering that her phone has been turned off, “Victoria has been entered into the Missing/Unidentified Persons database as an At-Risk Runaway Juvenile.”
After contacting Joshua’s family, investigators learned from the young man that he reportedly dropped her off on October 6th in Sutter Creek and had not seen her since.
Next, Victoria’s black Honda Accord was found abandoned in Escalon. In addition, “Joshua has not reported to work since October 11, 2019.”
The ACSO says, “The Amador County Sheriff’s Office currently believes Victoria is an At-Risk Runaway Juvenile. It is believed she is in the company of Joshua Martinez who is driving a red, 2015 Infinity Q50 sedan, bearing California license plate 8MEA023. Joshua’s vehicle has been entered into the Department Of Justice database as being associated with a missing person. Their whereabouts are unknown and this is still an active on-going investigation.”