Lawrence Police Recover 13 Year Old Girl Missing From DCF Custody in Methuen


Lawrence Police responded to a domestic violence call late Friday night where the caller stated a man was beating a woman outside the home of 4 Andover St.

When police arrived, however, they determined there was no domestic assault and the call was false.

While at the address officers discovered a missing 13 year old named Venuz Portez who was reported missing from DCF custody at the Key Program in Methuen. (DCF Disgrace in Methuen)

The girl was transported to the Lawrence Police station and Methuen Police were notified.

(video of call)  


Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover, Massachusetts. He is an author, host of the Paying Attention TV/Radio Program, lectures on media bias and police issues, is a former Lawrence School Committeeman, former political director for Mass. Citizens Alliance, and a 1990 Police Survivor. You can email your comments to

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3 Responses to Lawrence Police Recover 13 Year Old Girl Missing From DCF Custody in Methuen

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    June 17, 2017 at 7:04 AM

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