Rita Gutierrez

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Left: Rita, circa 2009;
Right: Age-progression to age 19 (circa 2014)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 8, 2009 from Mesa, Arizona
  • Classification: Endangered Runaway
  • Date of Birth: November 20, 1995
  • Age: 13 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'5, 140 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Brown hair, brown eyes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white t-shirt and blue shorts.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Rita was last seen in Mesa, Arizona on January 8, 2009. She and her mother went to sleep in the same bed and when her mother woke up, Rita was gone. She called her mother to say she was in Nogales in the state of Sonora in Mexico, en route to her grandmother's home. She never arrived there and has never been heard from again. Rita and her mother are originally from Mexico and were in the process of moving back there when she went missing. Authorities believe she left of her own accord and may be in Mexico. Few details are available in her case.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Mesa Police Department


    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 19, 2015; age-progression updated.

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