Mother of missing Glendale teen calls for police to release last cell phone ping location

A Glendale mother is still searching for answers after her autistic daughter went missing in 2019.

15-year-old Alicia Navarro hasn't been seen since leaving her home near 45th Avenue and Rose Lane back on September 15. Her mother, Jessica Nunez, believes she was lured away by someone she met online.

Nunez reached out to the group Somos Independents to help with the search.

The Mexican-American, Latino led organization insists that more needs to be done to find Alicia.

"I have no answers. I have pretty much just pending investigation," said Nunez. "But I need more. I need to know, where is my daughter? There's no way that someone can go missing.. without a trace. I just don't believe that."

Alicia Navarro was last seen on September 15, 2019. (Courtesy: Jessica Nunez)

Co-founder of Somos Independents DeeDee Garcia said, "But also the FBI. The Glendale Mayor, Jerry Weiers, where is he at? Where is Ian Hugh the city councilman? This mom is at the end of her rope esentially. And she doesn't know what else to do."

The group is now calling for Glendale police to release Alicia's last cell phone ping. They say that information could narrow their search. 

Alicia is described as Hispanic, 4' 9" tall, weighing 89 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. If you have any information about her whereabouts, please call Glendale PD: (623) 930-3000 or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST.

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