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Date: Dec 29, 2017

UPDATE (December 29, 2017 3:22 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police want to thank everyone who shared this posting in the media and on social media. Terry Ratliff was very quickly located alive and well!

Original Release (December 29, 2017 12:25 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are seeking the public's assistance in locating a missing Dundalk man.

Terry Lee Ratliff (58), of the 6900 block of Delvale Place, was last seen on December 21. He did not show up for his family's Christmas festivities and they have not been able to contact him. He is known to suffer from depression. He is approximately 5'11", 175 pounds, has brown eyes and short gray hair. His vehicle, a champagne/beige colored 2015 Chevrolet Malibu similar to the one depicted here, bearing Maryland registration 3CL0324, is also missing.








Police are asking anyone who may have seen this vehicle or has any information on the whereabouts of Terry Ratliff to contact police at 410-307-2020. The Baltimore County Police Homicide/Missing Persons Unit is continuing to investigate this case.

Baltimore County Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating James Patrick Thompson, missing from the Arizona Avenue area of Parkville.

James Thompson was last seen in April of 2017. His family reported him missing in November when efforts to contact him yielded no results and they became concerned for his welfare.

James Thompson is 35-years-old, approximately 5'10", 180 pounds, has close-cut blonde hair or may have a shaved head, and blue eyes. He has both a lip and eyebrow piercing in which he usually wears hoops. He is known to frequent the area of Elrino Street in Baltimore City, has previously stayed in motels along the Route 40 corridor, and may be in the company of his ex-wife, Heather, whom police have also not been able to locate.

Anyone who may have information on his well-being or whereabouts is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. The Baltimore County Police Homicide/Missing Persons Unit continues to investigate this case.

UPDATE (December 29, 2017 8:51 a.m.):

Paola Molina Avila has been located and returned home safe and sound.

Original Release (December 7, 2017 11:13 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is searching for 16-year-old Paola Molina Avila, last seen on November 22, 2017 in the area of Parkville High School, 21234.

Paola is believed to be in the company of friends but has not made contact with her family. Police are concerned for her well being.

Anyone who has seen Paola or knows where she may be staying is asked to contact the Baltimore County Police Department at 410-307-2020 or Detective Duncan at 410-853-3646.

Revised June 27, 2017