Does Cancun, Mexico have a Natatlee Holloway type missing persons case on their hands?
AMY VARGAS MISSING IN CANCUN
16 Year old Amy Vargas is missing while vacationing in Cancun, Mexico with her grandmother and great grandmother. Amy Vargas went missing on January 28, 2010 where according to Vargas’ grandmother while they were at the pool, Vargas asked to use the restroom and never returned. Vargas disappeared while taking a bathroom break from a pickup baseball game on the beach Thursday. According to authorities who interviewed resort employees, they believe Amy Vargas left the property with two other men.
Family members said they checked into Great Parnasus Hotel last Saturday and Amy Vargas disappeared on Thursday shortly after she spoke to her mother by phone.
“She said, ‘I’m with grandma. I’m fine. I love you and I’ll see you soon,’” said Vargas’ mother D’An Simmons.
Vargas’ grandmother said while they were at the pool, Vargas asked to use the restroom and never returned.
The family is convinced that she did not leave willingly. Who ever may have taken her knew what they were doing as investigators tried to track Vargas through her cell phone; however, it appears the phone was turned off shortly after she disappeared.
Simmons is preparing to fly to Chicago, where she will make a plea for an emergency passport to travel to Mexico to help in an effort to find Vargas.
“That is the only thing keeping me calm,” she said of the preparations. “I just want her back safe.”
Simmons said the FBI, police in Mexico and the resort’s security team are working hard to find her daughter and she praised their efforts.
The FBI office in Detroit on Saturday confirmed they had received a missing person report for an area juvenile but declined to comment further on the case.
Simmons said her daughter is no stranger to traveling safely and over the summer visited St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. She said Vargas planned this trip to coincide with mid-terms wrapping up at Dakota High School; she is in the 10th grade.
If anyone has any information regarding the missing Amy Vargas please call Cancun police at 998-884-1913.
A 16-year-old Macomb Township girl who went missing while vacationing in Cancun, Mexico, with her grandmother and great-grandmother has been found safe.
The FBI Told Local 4 News that Amy Vargas, of Eastpointe, was recovered in Mexico Monday and has been returned to her family.