Reporting Tim Jimenez
By Tim Jimenez
WARMINSTER, Pa., (CBS) – Authorities say a 21-year-old Bucks County woman who had been missing since July 4th, has been found in Chicago.
According to Warminster Police, Ashley Keller was found unharmed with her boyfriend, Romulo Perez-Catalan.
Warminster Police Chief Jim Donnelly says she was interviewed by Chicago Police and she said she was fine. Her boyfriend, Perez-Catalan, was arrested and police say he will be extradited back to Pennsylvania to face charges.
Keller was last seen in Warminster around 12 p.m. on Independence Day. Three days later, she called her mother, according to police.
“Led her mother to believe that at that time it wasn’t safe to talk. Which again, spurred our concern in her safety,” said Donnelly.
And that was the last time her family heard from the 21-year-old college student. Authorities believed she may be in danger and may be in Chicago with her boyfriend, Romulo Perez-Catalan or “Rony,” who police say is wanted on a burglary charge. He’s also on parole.
“Prior conviction from another jurisdiction in Bucks County for an assault on Ashley. That’s what he’s currently on parole for I believe. That’s part of the concern,” said Donnelly.
The FBI has issued a Federal Flight from Prosecution warrant for Perez-Catalan.
“We are glad Ashley was found safe,” said Donnelly. “Warminster police would like to thank the Chicago Police, Federal Bureau Of Investigation, both Philadelphia and Chicago offices, the Bucks County District Attorney’s office and the media outlets for all their help. It was truly a team effort.”