Cindy L. Rivera

Rivera, circa 2012; Age-progression to age 24 (circa 2017); Tattoo on Rivera's collarbone

  • Missing Since 06/30/2012
  • Missing From Las Vegas, New Mexico
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Female
  • Race Hispanic
  • Date of Birth 02/14/1993 (26)
  • Age 19 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'1, 134 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A white spaghetti-strap top, pink silk pajama pants with heart designs, and slippers.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Hispanic female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Rivera has multiple tattoos, including the name "Rhonda" on the right side of her neck, the phrase "Trust No Bitch" across the front of her collarbone, faces and the phrase "Smile Now, Cry Later" on her right arm, the word "tyga" with stars on her right hand and the word "Bites" with hearts on her left hand. A photo of the "Trust No Bitch" tattoo is posted with this case summary. Rivera's ears are pierced and her lower lip is pierced on both sides. Her nickname is Tig and she may use the last name Trujillo.

Details of Disappearance

Rivera was last seen after she left the home she shared with her father on Peggy Lee Lane in Las Vegas, New Mexico on June 30, 2012. She was driving a purple 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier with the New Mexico license plate number JFZ-534. She said she would be back in a few minutes, but she never returned and has never been heard from again.

Rivera left her infant son behind in the bathroom. A bedridden man lived in her home and she was supposed to take care of him; all night he heard the baby crying. When Rivera's family arrived at the house in the morning, they found her slippers, her lighter and a couple of cigarettes on the ground outside.

Rivera's family members said they believe she was kidnapped and murdered, and named two men as the probable killers; one of them was her boyfriend and the father of one of her two children. Her relatives stated he had bragged about killing Rivera and burying her body in a remote area.

Neither of the suspects Rivera's family identified have been publicly named because they haven't been charged in connection with her disappearance. They have both hired lawyers and haven't cooperated with the police in her case.

Rivera's case remains unsolved and she is considered to be endangered.

Updated 7 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated August 6, 2018; age-progression added.