Teen girl who was last seen at her Flushing apartment returns home (UPDATED)

FINAL RMA # 1856-19 109 Pct Missing 7-7-19

A Flushing teen who was last seen at her home on Sunday evening has returned home, according to the NYPD.

Police say that Esmerlin Martinez, 16, returned home on the evening of July 9. She had been last seen in front of her home on Ash Avenue at 6 p.m. on July 7.

Police say that prior to her disappearance, Martinez had gotten into an argument with her mother over the use of her phone. Sources familiar with the investigation say that this is not the first time Martinez has run off. A spokesperson from the NYPD indicated that while Martinez is currently in good physical and mental health, Martinez has had a history of suicidal thoughts.

Updated at 9:50 a.m. on July 10

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