Missing 16-Year-Old Teen Believed to Be Abducted by 27-Year-Old Man

Janita Kan
By Janita Kan
December 3, 2017US News
Missing 16-Year-Old Teen Believed to Be Abducted by 27-Year-Old Man
Glenda Agustin-Juarez (Florida Department of Law Enforcement)

A Florida teen that has been missing for a week is believed to have been abducted, police say.

Glenda Agustin-Juarez, 16, was last seen on Sunday, Nov. 26, in the 1400 block of SW 295th street, according to police. A statewide missing child alert was issued on Nov. 30.

She is believed to be with her stepfather, 27-year-old Elmer Helcias Tiu Carreto, who is wanted for questioning in relation to the teen’s disappearance.

Police believe the pair are traveling in a silver 2002 Toyota Celica with the Florida tag number 708YLP.

The teen’s mother, Lorena Juarez, told NBC she believes her husband Tiu Carreto is behind her daughter’s disappearance.

“I didn’t hear anything. She left through the back door and when I woke up in the morning, he was gone too,” Juarez told the news station.

The mother said she first noticed strange behavior between her husband and daughter after she married Tiu Carreto. She claims that her husband began to pay less attention to her and more attention to her daughter, reported NBC. Tiu Carretto is not Glenda’s biological father.

“There was something weird going on in the house and when they knew they’d be caught, he ran away first and then she left too,” said Juarez.

“Please, the only thing I ask of you… just bring her back home,” Juarez added.

Glenda is described to have brown eyes and black hair with yellow tips. She is 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs around 120 pounds.

Anyone with information is urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.


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