Yareli Marlem Barajas

Yareli, circa 2009; Age-progression to age 17 (circa 2013); Jonathan Hernandez-Guerrero

  • Missing Since 08/11/2009
  • Missing From Phoenix, Arizona
  • Classification Family Abduction
  • Sex Female
  • Race Hispanic
  • Date of Birth 12/09/1996 (23)
  • Age 12 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'0 - 5'5, 105 - 120 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Hispanic female. Black hair, brown eyes. Yareli has scars on her right hand. Her ears are pierced.

Details of Disappearance

Yareli disappeared from Phoenix, Arizona on August 11, 2009. Authorities believe she was abducted by her aunt, Maria Barajas, and her aunt's husband, Jonathan Hernandez-Guerrero, who don't have custody of her.

A photo of Hernandez-Guerrero Is posted with this case summary. His date of birth is September 6, 1982, making him 26 years old at the time of Yareli's disappearance. He's described as Hispanic, 5'7 and 200 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Photos and descriptive information for Maria are unavailable.

They may be in Mexico or Canada and may be traveling with Maria's two children. Yareli's whereabouts are unknown and her case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Phoenix Police Department 602-262-6151

Updated 6 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated April 6, 2020; details of disappearance updated.