After more than a week since she went missing, 12 year old Mayra Erisuris Sandoval called her parents to tell them she’s OK.
Mayra Erisuris Sandoval, 12, wouldn’t tell her parents where she’s been living, who she’s with or if she’s coming back, but did say she’s safe.
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office told the family they believe the girl is in Mexico with a man in his early 20s.
But the parents aren’t sure what to believe.
Detectives now believe Mayra had left for Mexico before the photos were taken, probably the day she disappeared.
Detectives are working with the FBI and immigration to find Mayra and her acquaintance, who is described as a Hispanic male from Sarasota.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Ralph Ortiz at (941) 316-1201 or Crime Stoppers at 366-8477.
Missing Sarasota girl believed to be in Mexico
The Sarasota Sheriff’s Office says the 12-year-old girl called her parents from Mexico. Investigators don’t believe she was abducted, but say she’s in the company of a man in his early 20′s.
They are currently looking into criminal charges against the man.
(Tampa Bay’s 10)
12-year-old Mayra Sandoval Missing Since January 10 getting off a school bus in front of Booker Middle School on Myrtle Street in Sarasota.
Mayra Sandoval was last seen Tuesday getting off a school bus in front of Booker Middle School on Myrtle Street in Sarasota. Her mother said Thursday that she is not the type of person to run away, and after three days, Elva Sandoval is “worried sick” about her daughter’s condition.
“The school didn’t tell them that she was missing. They went to the school and asked why she didn’t come home,” her father Jesus said through a translator.
(ABC Action News)
Investigators say Mayra Erisuris Sandoval is “missing under suspicious circumstances,” according to a Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office statement.
- Height: 5-foot-1-inch
- Weight: 130 pounds
- Hair: long brown hair
- Eyes: brown
- Last seen wearing a light blue or beige fleece sweatshirt bearing the word “Mickey,” blue jeans and white sneakers.
- She was carrying a light blue backpack
Investigators said Mayra may have been seen at about 8 p.m. Tuesday walking near University Parkway and Lockwood Ridge Road. She may have been in the company of an unknown man between the ages of 18 and 25.
Mayra’s mother Elva, when reached at her home in the 3800 block of Pelau Circle in Sarasota on Wednesday, told The Herald in Spanish that a neighbor saw her daughter Tuesday. The neighbor told Elva Sandoval that a woman, who appeared to be 20 to 30 years old, picked up Mayra from school, went to the Sandoval residence and picked up some clothes.
Sandoval, 34, said many of her daughter’s tops and pants were missing. (Times Leader)
Sheriff’s detectives have notified the “A Child Is Missing” alert program, which will make broadcast telephone calls to the area where she was last seen.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Ralph Ortiz at (941) 316-1201 or Crime Stoppers at 366-TIPS (8477).