Lucia Chilel Perez

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Above Images: Perez, circa 2011

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 2011 from Worthington, Minnesota
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 40 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'1, 120 - 140 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Black hair, brown eyes. Lucia may use the alias name Mary Rodriguez Figueroa.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A short-sleeved black blouse with a white decoration, an ankle-length denim skirt, and carrying a black backpack.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Lucia was last seen in Worthington, Minnesota in late June 2011. She has never been heard from again. She left with Bernardino Ramirez-Perez, who is also known as Jose Rafael Santiago Torres and Omar Merero Torres; a photo of him is posted below this case summary. They were stopping at various businesses and applying for jobs. They may have traveled to Rock Valley, Iowa, driving Bernardino's maroon Buick Century. A photo of the vehicle are posted below this case summary. Lucia might have been seen on June 27, but this hasn't been confirmed.

    Lucia has never been heard from again. Authorities believe she could be in danger, as Bernardino has an extensive criminal history and a record of sexual and physical violence. When Bernardino returned to Worthington on June 26, he had a large scratch on his face and he said Lucia had been detained in Hull, Iowa due to an immigration problem, a story which turned out to be untrue. Authorities processed his vehicle but couldn't find any evidence pertaining to Lucia's disappearance. She left behind an adult son and two young children. Her case remains unsolved.

    Ramirez-Perez Car 1 Car 2
    Left: Bernardino Ramirez-Perez;
    Center and Right: Buick Century

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Worthington Police Department
    507-372-2136

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    Minnesota Department of Public Safety
    Iowa Cold Cases

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 1, 2015; middle name, picture and alternate height added, details of disappearance updated.

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