Katarina Bitterman Located And Safe
The Parma Police Department confirms that 17 year-old Katarina Bitterman, who has been missing since March 4, 2017, has been successfully located. She was found unharmed at a residence in Salem, Massachusetts by FBI Special Agents from the Boston Field Office after an investigation by Parma Police detectives and Cleveland FBI Special Agents revealed that Bitterman was staying at the home. Cleveland FBI agents contacted Boston FBI agents who went to the home and were able to locate Bitterman at the residence.
FBI agents in Boston also arrested a 19 year-old male who was living in the home. Parma Police detectives obtained a warrant for his arrest and will be making arrangements to extradite him back to Ohio.
The Parma Police Department would like to thank the Cleveland Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for its assistance in this investigation. We would also like to thank the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office and the number of citizens in the community who provided tips to the department.
The Bitterman family would also like to thank the public for their thoughts and support. At this time, the family is asking for privacy and does not wish to be contacted.
No other details are available at this time as this is still an ongoing investigation.
Captain Kevin Riley- Parma Police Department