Marta Ramirez Mendez

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Above: Marta, circa 2013

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 30, 2013 from Heflin, Alabama
  • Classification: Endangered Runaway
  • Date of Birth: March 23, 1997
  • Age: 16 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3, 110 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Black hair, brown eyes. Marta was born in Guatemala.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Marta disappeared from Heflin, Alabama on September 30, 2013. She was last seen at her home on U.S. 431 in the Hollis Crossroads area at 4:20 a.m. At the time of her disappearance, she lived with her sister, her brother-in-law and their children and was a student at Cleburne County High School. Her family realized she was missing after she didn't return from school that afternoon. Authorities believe she left of her own accord.

    After Marta's disappearance, an unidentified man called her sister and brother-in-law's home multiple times to say she was still in Alabama, then in the Atlanta, Georgia area, and then in Maryland. The number he was calling from has since been disconnected and authorities were unable to identify him or verify his statements. Prior to her disappearance, Marta had spoken about returning to Guatemala, where she was born and where most of her family lives. She left a note behind saying this was her destination, but her sister and brother-in-law don't believe she could have gone there because they hadn't let her get a job and so she had no money. Her case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Heflin Police Department
    256-463-2292

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    NamUs
    The Anniston-Gadsden News
    The Anniston Star

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 16, 2015; casefile added.

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