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Woman and two children reported missing in Nuevo Laredo

Published: Jun. 18, 2021 at 10:17 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 18, 2021 at 9:38 PM CDT
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LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) - It’s been five days since a Laredo family of three has been last seen as they were attempting to cross the border back into the United States.

Relatives and friends are worried about their whereabouts.

A harrowing search is underway for the mother and her children who took regular trips into Mexico to tend to the woman’s ailing father.

She was set to return home to Laredo, Texas on the 13th and hasn’t been seen since.

The morning began with a phone call from a relative going by the name of Jose Israel describing the three stating they are.

“Christian people, people who dedicate themselves a lot to the church and god, adding the children are very studious.”

Gladys Cristina Pérez Sánche was traveling with her children, 16-year-old Juan Carlos González and 9-year-old Michelle Cristina Durán to Sabinas Hidalgo in Nuevo Leon.

The 39-year-old mother works as custodian with UISD.

“We found out about this lady had her two kids,” said Rocio Moore, communications manager at UISD. “It’s something that is very sad. She is employed at United ISD. She’s been working with us for 3 years. We found out this through the social media.”

The Nuevo León Attorney General’s Office issued the initial search report.

According to family members, they were heading towards Sabinas and the international bridges when they crossed, but it was during their return to the United States when their disappearance was reported.

The family prepared to head off in their yellow Chevrolet on a Sunday to the Monterrey Nuevo Laredo highway to cross the border.

“The Monterrey Nuevo Laredo Highway is currently called the Bermuda Triangle, he says it’s strange because many people have been disappearing there,” said Jose Israel.

Complaints have been filed with the state investigative agency and the ministries in Tamualipas.

Here at home, those worried are sending out travel advisories.

“Just to be careful, take precautions before you go there and you travel.”

The San Antonio FBI continues to encourage members of the public to contact them if a U.S. citizen goes missing in Mexico.

Furthermore, any threatening communications received in the U.S. demanding ransom in exchange for the release for a kidnapped victim should also be reported.

The San Antonio FBI add the concerns about missing U.S. citizens should also be reported to the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

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