One young woman reported missing after 5½ months, another reappears

By John McPhaul

Lidia N. Reyes García, a teenager who was reported missing on Sept. 26, appeared in good health on Wednesday afternoon in the northwestern coastal town of Isabela, the Puerto Rico Police Bureau (PRPB) has confirmed.

Reyes García, 16, had been last seen in the Aguacate neighborhood of Yabucoa in the southeastern part of the island.

Her whereabouts had been sought by the Missing Persons Section of the Humacao Criminal Investigation Corps’ Homicide Division.

Meanwhile, Caroline Nicole Nazario Rivera, 19, disappeared on April 21, but police were not informed of the event until five months later, on Sept. 28, the PRPB confirmed Thursday.

Nazario Rivera was described as having a black complexion, curly black hair, standing five feet four inches tall and weighing about 160 pounds. She also has a tongue ring.

The young woman’s attire at the time of her disappearance is unknown. It was not the first time that she had disappeared, according to police.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Nazario Rivera can confidentially communicate with agent Rafael Ortiz Piñeiro of the San Juan CIC at (787) 793-1234 ext. 2202/2200/2217 or (787) 343-2020 or through the official Twitter account @PRPDNoticias and on Facebook www.facebook/prpdgov.

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