In a recent development, Arizona law enforcement confirmed the safe recovery of a young girl who disappeared in 2019. Alicia Navarro, who was 14 at the time of her disappearance, was located in a small town in Montana, close to the U.S.-Canadian border, according to the Glendale Police Department.
Navarro, who is on the autism spectrum, reportedly left her home in the middle of the night four years ago. The teenager, now 18, has requested privacy following her discovery, as stated by officials during a press briefing.
The Glendale Police Department reiterated the news of Navarro’s safe recovery, emphasizing the proximity of her location to the U.S.-Canadian border. The department’s spokesperson, Jose Santiago, expressed relief and hope for the family’s closure. “We are happy, and at the same time, we are hopeful we will be able to supply this family with a little more closure,” Santiago said.
Jessica Nunez, Navarro’s mother, remained steadfast in her search for her daughter over the years. Her relentless efforts were finally rewarded when Navarro was found safe.
According to police reports, Navarro showed up at a local police station in Montana, approximately 40 miles south of the U.S.-Canadian border. A video released by the police shows Navarro responding to an inquiry about her well-being, stating, “No, no one hurt me.”
The circumstances surrounding Navarro’s disappearance remain under investigation by the Glendale Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The details of her life during the past four years are yet to be revealed.