July 19, 2018

Missing 17-year-old girl was heard screaming moments before she disappeared

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Phoenix police ask the public for help in locating a 17-year-old Arizona girl who has gone missing

Rosa Garcia-Acosta, 17, was heard screaming by her brother on the afternoon of the13th of July 2018, and she hasn't been seen since, reported People.com.

Rosa's brother told the authorities that he saw a grayish white SUV-type vehicle driving away from their family’s home near 75th Avenue and Camelback Road in Phoenix immediately after he heard the scream.

It has been five days since Rosa disappeared, and police believe she was abducted by 24-year-old Luis Fernando Morales. Authorities believe that Rosa, whom they describe as an “endangered juvenile,” may be heading for Mexico under duress in the company of her abductor. 

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Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Armando Carbajal revealed that Rosa had had a previous relationship with Morales whom he described as having a history of controlling behavior. He believes Morales may have 'snapped' when the teenager ended the romance.

Morales is described as having brown hair and brown eyes and standing at 6-foot-4-inches, weighing 265 pounds.

Read more about Rosa Garcia-Acosta on our Twitter account @amomama_usa

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Police portraits reveal that Rosa is 5-feet-5-inches tall, weighs 130 lbs. and has brown hair and brown eyes.

Photographs of the couple and a description of the van is being circulated by Police. Several posts on Twitter and Facebook have been spreading the word and familiarising people with Rosa's face, hoping someone will recognize her.

ABC News broadcast the details of the abduction and encouraged viewers to be alert, and to contact the authorities.

Phoenix Police is asking for the public’s collaboration, and urge anyone with information regarding the couple’s whereabouts to call the Phoenix department’s Missing Persons Unit at 602-534-2121.

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