Valentina Urrejola packed passports, social security cards and laptops. After that, I left a note to my mother that it was okay, wiped my cell phone clean, and put the key under the front door.
It was Monday. Her mother, Constanta Urehora Arcos, said the 16-year-old Miami girl hadn’t been seen or heard since.
“I know this wasn’t her idea,” she told the Miami Herald on Tuesday. “There is an adult behind this.”
On Tuesday, Miami Police shared a photo of a teenager and asked the community for help in finding her.
She was last seen around 11:00 am in the northeastern Miami Place and 14th Avenue areas.
Urehora Arcos said the sudden disappearance of her daughter was anxious and unusual.
Valentina left a note written in English, stating that she would be okay and act responsibly. It also asked her mother not to involve the authorities, Urrejola Arcos said.
According to T-Mobile’s phone records, Valentina last contacted her two close friends. But when authorities approached them about Valentina’s disappearance, neither of them wanted to cooperate, Urehora Arcos said.
“They were very rude to the police and me,” Urrejola Arcos said. “I think they know where she is because they go to the same place … Now I noticed that no one knows her friends.”
Valentina disappeared only once before, her mother said — two hours. She was found at her grandmother’s house.
The last time Urehora Arcos saw the eldest daughter of her two daughters was Monday from 11:00 am to noon. Valentina has also not appeared in her work as a hostess at an Ocean Drive restaurant since Friday.
Valentina is described as 5 feet tall, 104 pounds, brown hair and eyes. She was finally seen wearing a black shirt and jeans.
For information, please call the Miami Police Department Special Victim Unit (305-603-6300 or 305-579-6111).