Sixteen-year-old Sinahi Aguilar-Cruz is missing from her home in Woodbridge, Virginia. This is the second time she has been reported missing in three weeks.
According to a Facebook post published by the Prince William County Police Department, Aguilar-Cruz is believed to have left her home voluntarily around 11:30 p.m. on November 4.
The police department is concerned that Aguilar-Cruz may be “in need of assistance.” She has been identified as an endangered juvenile.
WJLA reports that Aguilar-Cruz was first reported missing a few weeks ago on October 15, when she was abducted from a house party.
According to The Washington Post, during the party, Aguilar-Cruz allegedly got into a verbal altercation with 21-year-old Roberto Medrano-Segovia. The argument escalated to physical violence.
When other guests attempted to intervene, Medrano-Segovia pulled out a knife and claimed to be a member of MS-13. He seemingly forced Aguilar-Cruz against her will into his vehicle.
He then returned to the home and slashed tires of the vehicles of guests who had tried to help Aguilar-Cruz.
An Amber Alert was distributed in order to find the girl.
— Prince William PD (@PWCPolice) October 15, 2017
Aguilar-Cruz and Medrano-Segovia were found at a nearby house 12 hours later. Police officers determined that the pair had previously been involved in a relationship. The girl’s abduction was not believed to have been gang-related.
In a press release, Prince William County Police Department wrote that Medrano-Segovia was arrested and charged with “abduction, gang participation, destruction of property, and providing a false name to law enforcement.”
— Prince William PD (@PWCPolice) October 16, 2017
Aguilar-Cruz also provided false identification to the police. She was returned to her family unharmed.
Medrano-Segovia is being held without bond. His first court date will be on November 7.
Now that Aguilar-Cruz is missing again, neighbor Sharia Marshol told WJLA that she is concerned about the safety of her children and how to protect her family:
“At first we thought [Aguilar-Cruz] was abducted and my daughter walks home from school. As a parent it’s scary. I had to talk with my daughter about walking home by yourself, be safe in your surroundings. Now [Aguilar-Cruz] is missing again and she willingly left, that’s scary.”
Aguilar-Cruz is a Hispanic female described as 5 feet 2 inches tall and around 125 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. No information has been released on her last known clothing description.
Anyone with information about her whereabouts is encouraged to contact Prince William County Police Department at 703-792-6500.
The police told WJLA that because of the nature of the first disappearance, they will be thoroughly investigating her second missing person’s case.
UPDATE [11/7/17, 9:42 a.m. EST]:
The Prince William County Police Department is reporting that Aguilar-Cruz has been located and she is safe.