Jaslyn Elisa Chavez Ramirez
Jaslyn, approximately 2017
Date reported missing : 08/19/2017
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Migrant
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 17 years old
Height / Weight : 5'0 - 5'5, 120 - 135 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A black cotton t-shirt with white lettering on the front and size 37 light brown or beige Timberland boots. Carrying a Samsung J7 cellular phone in a white case.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Hispanic female. Sandy brown hair, brown eyes. Jaslyn has a mole on the back of her thigh, about three inches in diameter. She is from Guatemala.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Jaslyn was last seen in Aguilares, Texas on August 19, 2017, shortly after she illegally crossed the border into the United States with a group of fellow migrants. She stayed behind with another migrant to rest while the rest of the group walked ahead.
The group walked for an about an hour to reach the road, where they were apprehended and arrested. Jaslyn has never been heard from again. She may have died in the desert.
Other information and links : ncy
Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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