Update: Joseph De La Paz has been located safe and unharmed.
Missing Bethesda Teenager
For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 23, 2021
Gaithersburg, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigation Division are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 15-year-old male from Bethesda.
Joseph De La Paz was last seen on Monday September 20 around 7:30 a.m. at Chevy Chase High School, located on East West Highway.
De La Paz is approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs 175 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen carrying a black backpack and wearing a black polo shirt, gray hoodie and blue jean pants.
Police and family are concerned for his physical and emotional welfare.