An Arizona youngster who vanished without a trace nearly four years ago has been found safe after entering a police station in Montana, according to authorities.
Officials in Glendale, a suburb of Phoenix, have reported that Alicia Navarro, 18, was found by herself this week in a tiny hamlet approximately 40 miles from the Canadian border. Police posted on “X,” a website that replaced Twitter, that they were “proud to announce that Alicia Navarro has been located!”
“Through our interviews and consultation with family members, we are confident that the now-18-year-old young lady is indeed Alicia Navarro,” the police stated in a statement.
Her disappearance prompted a thorough investigation that involved the FBI. Jose Santiago, a spokesperson for Glendale police, claims that the force has received hundreds of tips over the years. Navarro was classified as high-functioning on the autism spectrum, and her mother, Jessica Nunez, expressed concern that she might have been seduced by someone she met online.
Although the town’s name was not immediately made public, Montana is located more than 1,000 miles from Arizona. At a press conference, Santiago said, “She is safe, healthy and happy.
Miracle in Montana
After Navarro vanished on September 15, 2019, at the age of 14, investigators were attempting to ascertain what happened to her. Police stated in the statement that “this case is far from being resolved.” We will continue to look into her whereabouts over the past four years with our federal partners
Navarro allegedly told police she hadn’t been hurt. According to the police, she was not being held and was free to come and go as she liked. They said that she has not been indicted on any charges.
She is not experiencing any difficulty at all, Santiago said. Navarro left a message behind when she vanished from her house, which she signed and said, “I ran away. I will be back, I swear. I’m sorry.” Lt. Scott Waite remarked that Navarro’s reunion with her mother was “emotionally overwhelming” and that she was “very sorry for what she had put her mother through.”
Nunez said she had no information other than the fact that her daughter had been located. She praised God in a video that was broadcast on Facebook, saying, “I want to give glory to God for answering prayers and for this miracle.” She continued, “I want you to use this case as an example for everyone who has loved ones missing.” Miracles do happen, so hold onto your faith and never give up.