Maria Antonia Mauricio

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Above Images: Mauricio, circa 1997


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 20, 1997 from Phoenix, Arizona
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: May 25, 1977
  • Age: 19 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3 - 5'5, 130 - 140 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Mauricio has the following tattoos: three teardrops by her right eye, her last name "Mauricio" across her back, the name "Benavides" vertically down her left calf, and the name "Casper" on her upper right arm. She also tattoos on her left fingers and her right hand. Her ears are pierced and she may have surgical scars as a result of a facial injury she sustained several years before her disappearance. Mauricio's nicknames are Cholla and Little Munchkin, and she may use the last name Valenzuela.
  • Medical Conditions: Mauricio was approximately three months pregnant at the time of her disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Mauricio was last seen by her grandmother at a restaurant in the vicinity of 17th Avenue and Van Buren Street in Phoenix, Arizona at 10:30 a.m. on January 20, 1997. She was seen getting into a small white two-door vehicle driven by an unidentified Caucasian male. She has never been heard from again. Few details are available in her case. Foul play is suspected in Mauricio's disappearance.


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


    Source Information
    Phoenix Police Department
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 12, 2013; two pictures added, distinguishing characteristics updated.

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