An Ohio girl has gone missing just days after 17th birthday.
17-year-old Katarina Bitterman of Parma, Ohio has been missing since Saturday, March 4. Police said that Bitterman’s parents, who were out of town at the time, could not get in touch with Bitterman. Her family then asked some of Katarina’s friends to go to the house to check on her, but when the friends got there, Bitterman was gone.
According to a witness, Bitterman was seen walking alone, heading eastbound from her home around 2:30 P.M. on Saturday. Bitterman left her cell phone at the house but she took her ID and keys. Similarly, the family’s dogs were outside.
According to Captain Kevin Riley, Bitterman’s disappearance is being treated as an endangered missing person’s case.
“We know she walked away on her own. She was seen on Saturday about 2:30 in the afternoon , she wasn’t carrying anything, she left her cell phone behind. That is the last time anyone has seen or heard from her,” said Captain Riley.
On Wednesday, March 8, the FBI joined the search, joining police officers in going door-to-door in Parma in the hopes of finding new information about Bitterman’s disappearance.
Katarina Bitterman is described as being 5’5” and 120 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information is asked to call the Parma Police Department: 440-885-1234.