Sunday, May 14, 2006

Yansis Juarez now missing 4 years, Miami, Florida

Here is Yansis' Charley Project profile(, as well as photos showing her with differing amounts of make-up.
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: May 5, 2002
from Miami, Florida
Classification: Endangered Runaway
Date of Birth:
August 16, 1986
Age: 15 years old
Height and Weight: 4'10 - 5'0, 90 -
110 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Black hair, brown eyes. Juarez
has several piercings, including her ears, right eyebrow, and tongue. She is a
native of Nicaragua. Juarez speaks fluent Spanish and poor English.
Description: A black sweater and shirt.

Details of
Juarez was last seen leaving her home in Miami, Florida on May
5, 2002. She carried a small backpack at the time. She said she was going to a
friend's home, but never arrived there. She left a note of farewell behind for
her family, but her relatives did not discover the note until several days after
her disappearance.
Juarez has never been heard from again. She is believed
to have left of her own accord and may still be in the Miami area. There have
been several sightings of her around Miami's Metro Rail train stations. Juarez
is affiliated with the gothic sub-culture and frequently wears all black,
gothic-type clothing. Her case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Miami Police Department
You can also call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).
You can print a poster of Yansis here.
About a month ago I had an idea to try to get media coverage for seemingly forgotten missing people on the yearly anniversary of their disappearance. Yansis seems to be one of those people. A while ago she was featured on Nancy Grace, and you can read the transcript at I also found a couple older Spanish language articles--one three weeks after she disappeared ( and one dated May 15, 2003 Other than that, just information on missing persons websites. So, I highly encourage those of you who are reading this to try to lobby for local media coverage--and maybe national, too--of Yansis and other long-term missing people featured on this blog and elsewhere.

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