16 Year Old Karla Galarza Missing Since 1/13/15 in in the Bronx, NY (Update: Found Safe)


16 year old Karla Galarza has been missing since Tuesday, January 13, 2015 in the Bronx, New York. The  New York State Police said, the special needs 16 year old girl was last seen about 5 p.m. Tuesday leaving the New York City Workforce Career Center, located at 358 East 149th St. in the Bronx. Karla Galarza has low cognitive function, bi-polar disorder and other psychiatric conditions. According to the police, Karla Galarza got into an argument and stormed out of the therapist’s office in the middle of the session.

Karla Galarza description:

  • 5 feet 8 inches tall, 140 pounds
  • brown hair and brown eyes.
  • last seen wearing faded gray jeans, black boots, a pink polar fleece and a pink down vest.

Karla Galarza_missing

Karla has been missing since 5 p.m. Tuesday and was last seen in the area of 358 East 149th St. in the Bronx, State Police said.

Karla is described as white, hispanic, 5-foot-8, weighing 140 pounds, with brown eyes and shoulder length hair last seen in a ponytail. She was last seen wearing eye glasses, faded gray jeans, calf-high black boots and a pink polar fleece with a pink down vest.

Karla has been diagnosed with significant develop mental disabilities, low cognitive function, bi-polar disorder and other psychiatric conditions, police said. She is in need of multiple prescription medications. She has family and friends in various areas of the Bronx.

UPDATE I: Missing 16-year-old girl with special needs spotted in Times Square.

A frantic search is on for a 16-year-old girl with special needs who has been missing for nearly two days and was last spotted in Times Square asking for directions to a toy store.

Galarza was spotted about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on a Manhattan-bound No. 2 train. Police believe she exited at the 42nd St-Times Square station and asked someone for directions to Toys R Us.

If anyone has seen Karla Galarza ,please contact the New York State Police in Cortlandt at 914-737-7171 or 911.

UPDATE II: Missing 16-year-old girl with special needs found safe.

A 16-year-old girl with special needs has been found safe, nearly two days after she disappeared from the Bronx, state police said.

Karla Galarza was found Thursday evening, though the details of her discovery were not released to the public.

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