The Bent County Sheriff's Office reports that Mario Martinez was found and picked up in Rocky Ford. He is in good health and spirits, according to law enforcement.

Just after noon on Wednesday, Dec. 7, the Bent County Sheriff's Office issued a plea for help in locating Mario Joseph Martinez, 16-year-old male from Las Animas, who has been missing since Dec. 3.

 Law enforcement believed the party may be in the Rocky Ford area and trying to get to Liberal, Kansas.