Cindy L. Rivera

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Above Images: Rivera, circa 2012


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 30, 2012 from Las Vegas, New Mexico
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: February 14, 1993
  • Age: 19 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'1, 134 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Rivera has multiple tattoos, including the name "Rhonda" on the right side of her neck, the phrase "Trust no bitch" across the front of her collarbone, faces and the phrase "Smile Now, Cry Later" on her right arm, the word "tyga" with stars on her right hand and the word "Bites" with hearts on her left hand. Her ears are pierced and her lower lip is pierced on both sides. Rivera's nickname is Tig and she may use the last name Trujillo.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white spaghetti-strap top, pink silk pajama pants and slippers.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Rivera was last seen after she left the home she shared with her father on Peggy Lee Lane in Las Vegas, New Mexico on June 30, 2012. She was driving a purple 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier with the New Mexico license plate number JFZ-534. She said she would be back in a few minutes, but she never returned and has never been heard from again. Rivera left her infant son behind in the bathroom. A bedridden man lived in her home and she was supposed to take care of him; all night he heard the baby crying. When Rivera's family arrived at the house in the morning, they found her slippers, her lighter and a couple of cigarettes on the ground outside.

    Rivera's family members said they believe she was kidnapped and murdered, and named two men as the probable killers; one of them was her boyfriend and the father of one of her two children. Her relatives stated he had bragged about killing Rivera and burying her body in a remote area. Neither of the suspects Rivera's family identified have been publicly named because they haven't been charged in connection with her disappearance. They have both hired lawyers and haven't cooperated with the police in her disappearance.

    Rivera's case remains unsolved and she is considered to be endangered.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Las Vegas State Police


    Source Information
    Facebook Page for Cindy Rivera
    The Albuquerque Journal
    New Mexico Department of Public Safety
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    The Santa Fe New Mexican


    Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 1, 2016; details of disappearance updated.

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