Yareli Marlem Barajas

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Left and Center: Yareli, circa 2009;
Right: Age-progression to age 17 (circa 2013)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 11, 2009 from Phoenix, Arizona
  • Classification: Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: December 9, 1996
  • 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.
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    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, who don't have custody of her. Photographs and additional information for them 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.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Phoenix Police Department
    602-262-6151

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    NamUs
    For the Lost

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    Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 11, 2016; details of disappearance updated.

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