Wanted man, runaway Wisconsin teen possibly headed to North Dakota

Cassandra Marie Garza, 15, is believed to be traveling with Talin Ross, a 21-year-old Wisconsin man wanted for sexual assault of a child. Photos provided by Ripon Police Department

RIPON, Wis. — Authorities are searching for a 15-year-old Wisconsin girl believed to be headed to North Dakota with a 21-year-old man accused of sexual assault of a minor.

Cassandra Marie Garza was last seen the evening of Oct. 30, in Holcombe, Wis., about 100 miles east of the Twin Cities, according to the Ripon Police Department. She is believed to be traveling with Talin C. Ross, who is wanted on a felony warrant for second-degree sexual assault of a child. The warrant was issued Nov. 1, Wisconsin court records show.

Ripon police consider Garza an endangered runaway.

While the Ripon Police Department said Garza is believed to be headed to North Dakota, on Monday night it could not provide more details on the possible destination. However, Sgt. Lindsey Michels confirmed Ripon police contacted authorities in Pierce County in north-central North Dakota as well as the North Dakota Highway Patrol.


Garza is described as 5 feet, 6 inches tall, 220 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes, has a nose piercing and wears purple and blue glasses. Ross is described as 6 feet, 4 inches tall, 240 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

The two are believed to be in a gray four-door 2003 Pontiac Bonneville with the Wisconsin license plate ACM-1642.

Anyone with information is asked to call their local law enforcement agency or the Ripon Police Department at 920-748-2888.

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