Teen Missing Again and ‘In Need of Assistance’ Just Days After Knife-Point Kidnapping by MS-13 Gang
A Virginia girl kidnapped at a party by an MS-13 gang member a week ago and rescued by police is now missing again, reports WJLA news. Police have stated that Sinahi Aguilar-Cruz, 16, is likely in danger and “in need of assistance.”
MISSING ENANGERED JUVENILE: Sinahi Aguilar-Cruz, 16, 125lbs, black hair, brn eyes. Last seen Nov 4 at 11:30pm at residence in Endsley Turn. pic.twitter.com/mJshAXoKTT
— Prince William PD (@PWCPolice) November 5, 2017
The teen was last seen at her residence in Prince William County, about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, just days after she was rescued by police.
In the previous incident, Roberto Medrano-Segovia allegedly forced Aguilar-Cruz into a car in the early hours of Oct. 29, after the two got into a fight at a party. Earlier in the night Medrano-Segovia pulled out a knife and threatened partygoers, claiming to be a member of the notorious MS-13 gang, police said.
Medrano-Segovia, 21, was apprehended by law enforcement on Oct. 29 and charged with kidnapping, gang participation, destruction of property, and using a false name.
Prince William County Police describe Sinahi Aguilar-Cruz as a “missing endangered juvenile,” weighing 125 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Aguilar-Cruz is requested to call Prince William County Police at 703-792-6500.
MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha, is a Central American gang that has been operating in the United States for decades.
Estimates vary on the number of MS-13 gang members in the United States. According to the Justice Department, the figure ranges from 6,000 to 10,000 members.
The vast majority of MS-13 gang members are in the country illegally, according to a report by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The report, which looks at arrests made over a 10-year period, puts the number at 92 percent.
It is a stated priority of the Trump administration to combat the Central American gang’s operations in the United States.
Below are remarks made by President Trump on battling the threat posed by MS-13.