Yansis Massiel Juarez

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Top Row and Bottom Left: Yansis, circa 2002;
Bottom Right: Age-progression to age 25 (circa 2011)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 5, 2002 from Miami, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Runaway
  • Date of Birth: August 16, 1986
  • Age: 15 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'10 - 5'0, 90 - 110 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Black hair, brown eyes. Yansis has several piercings in each ear, and her tongue and right eyebrow are also pierced. She speaks fluent Spanish and poor English. She may use the name Yansis Magsi Juarez Rodriguez.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black sweater, a black shirt, a black skirt and black sandals. Carrying a small backpack.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Yansis was last seen by her sister, leaving her home in Miami, Florida on May 5, 2002. She said she was going to walk to a friend's home about a mile away, but never arrived there. Yansis's relatives searched for her on their own before reporting her disappearance to the police five hours later. She left a note of farewell behind for her family, but her relatives did not discover the note until several days after her disappearance.

    Authorities believe Yansis left of her own accord and may still be in the Miami area. There have been several sightings of her around Miami's Metro Rail train stations. She was affiliated with the gothic sub-culture in 2002 and frequently wore all black, gothic-type clothing and makeup. She was born in the state of Leon in Nicaragua and she, her father and siblings emigrated legally to the United States under the sponsorship of her mother. Yansis was a student at Ponce de Leon Middle School at the time of her disappearance. Her case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Miami Police Department
    305-579-6111

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    Child Protection Education of America
    Florida Department of Law Enforcement
    Missing Children Center Inc.
    CNN
    NamUs
    Facebook Page for Yansis Juarez

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    Updated 6 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 30, 2012; details of disappearance updated.

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