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Alicia Navarro promised she would return in a personal letter she left in the Phoenix apartment’s bed on September 15, 2019. Just at that moment, she was fourteen.
Since that time, three years went by, and Alicia’s mom, Jessica Nuez, hasn’t received or observed any sign of her.
Alicia was given an autism diagnosis at an early age, but Nuez worries about the difficulties she should be dealing with on her own, particularly in the event of a plague. Her greatest worry, though, is that she had been kidnapped.
Nuez is still committed to finding her child and using all available means to return her safely.
This terrible incident has come to symbolize individual tenacity and the power of adoration.
Alicia’s abduction has gained interest from around the country, and parents, groups such as the Pro Foundation as well as the National Committee for Endangered and Abused Kids, as well as police departments who have assisted the hunt, have been moved by the incident.
‘I ran away. I will be back, I swear.’
What Happened On the 13th Of September 2019?
On September 13, 2019, Alicia requested permission from her mom to skip school. In Arizona, Alicia had just begun her first semester of courses attending Bourgade Catholic High School.
The fact that Nuez assumed Alicia was anxious regarding school led her to say it was okay.
The following morning, Nuez and Alicia spent an entire day together, including going to a candy shop. Nuez saw that Alicia appeared to be very content that same day.
Alicia, having inquired of her mother when the girl was going to fall asleep in the mornings of the 15th of September at some point in the days that followed, Alicia fled.
The next day, when her mom awoke, she discovered a letter in Alicia’s closet saying, “I fled. I swear I’ll be back. I apologize. -Alicia.”
Nuez described Alicia as a “simple girl” that tended to keep to herself, save for when the girl was around a select circle of acquaintances she had known from preschool.
“She never asked for brand clothes or anything like that,” said her mother, Nuñez. She remembers Alicia identifying herself on the first day of school as “introverted, nerdy, shy.”
Since Alicia was a young child, Nuez has recognized that she is extremely gifted in the intellect and tactile perception.
At a very early age, Alicia picked up how to tie her boots and perform her own housework. She was also extremely tech-savvy, according to Helen’s mother.
Alicia Got Interested In Video Games
According to Nuez, Alicia became interested in video games at 11. It was one of her favorite pastimes, as Nuez thought it was typical of a teenager to spend most of their experience playing games online.
Nuez worries about her daughter’s hobbies might have contributed to her abduction in retrospect and believes that an internet buddy could be preparing anything evil.
“I’m more than 90% sure that my daughter met this person online,” said Nuñez.
“I didn’t even think these types of people existed that would lure our youth. I know this world can be evil, but honestly, that didn’t cross my mind at all,” Nuñez stated.
“Knowing the way my daughter’s personality is, I don’t think that she would have fallen for that. This person probably took a while to be able to gain (her) trust.”
It was highly out of style for Alicia, according to Nuez, who described her as being exceedingly careful, to falling for a random person’s con.
“I didn’t know that I had people in my house without them actually physically being there,” she stated.
Around 300 possibilities have been investigated by Glendale police.
Despite Nuez’s conviction of believing her baby was kidnapped, authorities had little material to support their claims.
The Glendale Metropolitan Agency’s Detective Tiffany Ngalula, a spokeswoman for the agency, insisted that until solutions are discovered, detectives and enforcement will not stop working.
“Since September of 2019, I can tell you that our investigators have received and investigated at least 300 tips,” said Ngalula, a number she says is still a “low estimate.”
What Ngalula Reported?
Ngalula reported that in Alicia’s investigation, detectives still get four or five suggestions, at the very least, throughout the week.
These suggestions come from various sources, occasionally even from abroad, including social networks and telephone conversations with the agency’s non-emergency number.
According to Ngalula, fewer cases affected investigators’ emotions as deeply as this one did. She claimed that several investigators independently followed up on leads that crossed state borders.
Parallel to Nuez’s sleepless quest for her child, Kathleen Winn, head of Project25, a charity devoted to collaborating with police departments and the government to safeguard those who have been trafficked and spread awareness about avoidance, was met by Nuez.
Participants from the group specialize in using facial recognition technology to communicate with police authorities and give evidence that will help with their examinations.
Winn said most participants have technological experience, with others having worked for said Agency or even the military.
“We’ve helped recover seven kids this year using those techniques,” Winn stated. “We trained 150 officers last year in Tucson and Phoenix.”
Winn claimed that as soon as she learned about Alicia’s situation, she felt compelled to assist and offer whatever tools she could.
“The note that she left suggested that she didn’t plan on being gone very long, and the clothes that she left in her closet, some of her favorite things, also suggests to us that she herself didn’t know she wouldn’t be returning,” Winn stated.
Winn claimed that Nuez had grown to be a close friend and was adamant about seeing her cause complete.
“I’ve made a commitment to her that we will stand by her as long as it takes, and I’m privileged and humbled to be able to do that with her,” Winn stated.
“She has amazing courage, and she’s in a situation we want no parent to be in. That’s grace under pressure.”
Nuez Will Never Forgive The Kidnappers
Existence had been an “uninterrupted coaster” when she read the message her girl had left in her chamber that day, according to Nuez.
Mom has placed posters in California and Nogales, Mexico featuring her daughter’s photo and staff members, and she is constantly working on placing ones in Houston and Nev.
She has linked with other parents and moms who are similarly dealing only with the grief of a kid going missing by sharing her experiences on social media.
She has utilized social media to spread the word regarding her daughter’s absence, particularly the well-known clip platform TikTok. Additionally, a “Dateline” segment, blogs, and many internet articles have focused on Alicia’s issue.
On September 20, Alicia will become 17 years old.
Notwithstanding her loss and ongoing concern, Nuez stated that she never gives up and keeps her fingers crossed for her child’s safe recovery.
“I’m thinking about my daughter constantly, you know, and I feel guilty that I’m here instead of looking for her,” Nuñez stated.
“But I have to, unfortunately. I have to make money, I have to work and I have bills to pay. And it’s been a very long time.”
“I have to be a mother to other children, and I have to give my best to them,” Nuñez said. “But inside of me, part of me is missing.
“Whoever took my daughter thought that she was just going to be another statistic, that I was just going to let it be. And that’s not going to happen,” said Nuñez. “Because the love of my daughter, the love of my kids, it’s unexplainable.”