Maria Raquel Grijalva

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Above: Grijalva, circa 2014

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 3, 2014 from Silver City, New Mexico
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: October 20, 1960
  • Age: 53 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4, 144 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Black hair, brown eyes. Grijalva was born in El Salvador.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black swimsuit.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Grijalva was last seen in Silver City, New Mexico on August 3, 2014. A neighbor who reported her missing at 7:00 p.m. said in the afternoon hours Grijalva went into the Mimbres River off Highway 152 for a routine swim, leaving her keys and shoes on the riverbank, and no one saw her come out of the water; she disappeared and has never been seen again. An extensive search turned up no sign of her.

    Authorities believe Grijalva probably drowned, but some of her family members consider her disappearance suspicious, as they don't believe she would have gone swimming when the river was in its flooding stage and without her shoes. She left behind two adult children. Her body has never been found.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Grant County Sheriff's Office
    575-574-0100

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    Source Information
    New Mexico Department of Public Safety
    The Silver City Sun-News

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 5, 2015; casefile added.

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