Details of Disappearance Lucia was last seen in Worthington, Minnesota in late June 2011. She has never been heard from again. She left with Bernardino Ramirez-Perez, who is also known as Jose Rafael Santiago Torres and Omar Merero Torres; a photo of him is posted with this case summary.
They were stopping at various businesses and applying for jobs. They may have traveled to Rock Valley, Iowa, driving Bernardino's maroon Buick Century. A photo of the vehicle are posted below this case summary. Lucia might have been seen on June 27, but this hasn't been confirmed.
Lucia has never been heard from again. Authorities believe she could be in danger, as Bernardino has an extensive criminal history and a record of sexual and physical violence.
When Bernardino returned to Worthington on June 26, he had a large scratch on his face and he said Lucia had been detained in Hull, Iowa due to an immigration problem, a story which turned out to be untrue. Authorities processed his vehicle but couldn't find any evidence pertaining to Lucia's disappearance.
She left behind an adult son and two young children. Her case remains unsolved.
- Worthington Police Department
Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated July 1, 2015; middle name, picture and alternate height added, details of disappearance updated.