SDPD investigators met Norris in person and confirmed she was safe. Detectives also verified that Norris was not and is not a victim of a crime, according to SDPD Lt. Adam Sharki.
Norris was last seen in a 7-Eleven store at 222 Park Blvd. around 11:30 p.m. on Nov. 4, with her boyfriend, 26-year-old Joseph “Joey” Smithand, according to the SDPD. Norris last spoke to his mother, Cheryl Walker, on the phone the next day, November 4. 5.On November 10, Norris’ family filed a missing person report with the San Diego Police Department. San Diego Police spokesman Lt. Adam Sharki told “Dateline” that Lateche’s case was an active and ongoing missing persons case.
Norris came to San Diego to help her boyfriend after he left a drug rehab center and was forced to live on the streets. The couple had a disagreement before Walker’s last conversation with his daughter, and Walker said there had been incidents of domestic violence in the past.
Norris thanked the public for their concern and asked for privacy, Sharki said. The San Diego Police Department thanks its public safety and community partners for their efforts in locating Norris.