Details of Disappearance Varela's mother reported her missing in January 2003. She'd last seen her daughter three months earlier, in September, when Varela and her boyfriend visited her mother in Las Vegas, Nevada. Varela and her boyfriend lived together on Willow Creek Ranch Road, thirty miles east of Kingman, Arizona.
Varela's boyfriend's house was foreclosed in January 2003 and purchased by someone else. The property's new owner found bullet holes in the residence, but when the police searched it they found no evidence of foul play. Varela's boyfriend, when questioned, said he'd last seen her in August 2002. This contradicts her mother's story that they visited her together in Nevada in September.
The boyfriend said she'd simply disappeared one day while he was out, and never came back. He said he wasn't concerned about it and didn't report it to the police because she'd left him before and would always return safe a short time later.
Little information is available in Varela's case; the circumstances of her disappearance are unclear.
- Mohave County Sheriff's Office
Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated August 11, 2017; three pictures added.