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AZ JANET CASTREJON: Missing from Chiricahua Mtns, Southern AZ - 19 June 2015 - Age 44 *Found Deceased*

Discussion in 'Located/Resolved' started by fran, Jun 23, 2015.

  1. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Janet Castrejon, who is partially blind and suffers short-term memory loss, was last seen Friday evening in Rustler Park, a campground in the Chiricahua Mountains, where she and her family had planned to stay until Sunday, according to her father, Eduardo A. Castrejon, a family practice physician in Las Cruces.

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    On Monday, Castrejon said authorities in Cochise County had elevated his daughter’s missing status to “missing and endangered.” He said rescue crews stopped searching for his daughter in the campground area late Sunday evening. He believes authorities would likely continue the investigation as a possible abduction.

    “We are convinced that there was an abduction,” Castrejon told the Sun-News. “They don’t think she’s in the area anymore — dead or alive.”

    read more ............... http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruce...as-cruces-woman-abducted-arizona-camping-trip


    http://www.crimewatchers.net/forum/...rom-the-chiricahua-mountains-southern-az.441/
     
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  2. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Family still searching for missing Las Cruces woman

    On Thursday, friends and family continued searching for a 44-year-old Las Cruces woman who disappeared last weekend while camping in southern Arizona.

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    “They’ve scoured the whole place. It doesn’t make sense," she said. "She can’t get far. She has limited vision. She walks very slow.”

    http://www.kfoxtv.com/news/features...ng-Las-Cruces-woman-154645.shtml#.VYy_Q0aQ8xI
     
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  3. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Reward offered in search for woman missing out of Cochise Co.

    The family of a woman who went missing in the Chiricahua Mountains is offering a reward for any tips leading to her safe return.

    http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/...earch-for-woman-missing-out-of-cochise-county



    Efforts to find missing woman continue


    A week after she was separated from family members while camping in the Chiricahuca Mountains, the search continues Janet Castrejon.

    The 44-year-old was last seen outside the restroom of the Rustler Park campground the evening of June 19. When her mother emerged from the restroom, Castrejon was gone.

    http://svherald.com/content/sierra-vista-news/2015/06/26/397110
     
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  4. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Search for missing Cochise Co. woman expands into Mexico

    TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -


    The search for Janet Castrejon, the missing 44-year-old woman with the mental capacity of a child, has expanded into Mexico.

    Castrejon was last seen 11 days ago on June 19. She was camping with her parents in the Chiricahua Mountains in southeast Arizona.

    Since her disappearance, family members have reached out to several news outlets as well as the Mexican Consulate in the event Castrejon was picked up by smugglers and taken into Mexico.

    Castrejon suffered a traumatic brain injury when she was 18, and is now partially blind with the mental capacity of a 5-year-old child.

    Many assumed Castrejon wandered away, got disoriented or maybe slipped on a rock and fell.

    However, after scouring a several mile radius of the Rustler Park campground where she was last seen, search and rescue teams found nothing.


    http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/...ssing-endangered-woman-widens-now-into-mexico
     
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  5. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

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  7. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Large mention of Janet in an article about missing toddler Deorr Kunz.


    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/07/2...den-yield-no-clues-in-hunt-for-idaho-toddler/

    While stranger abductions are rare, such was likely the case for Janet Castrejon, who disappeared in June while camping with her parents in the Chiricahua Mountains in southeast Arizona, some 50 to 60 miles from the Mexican border. After an exhaustive search of the area, police said they believe 44-year-old Castrejon -- who has the mental capacity of a child -- was taken by vehicle from the mountain.

    The Castrejons arrived at Rustler Park campground at around 2 p.m. on June 19 to enjoy a Father's Day weekend in the mountains. At 6:30 p.m., while still light out, Castrejon and her mother left the family's RV to deposit a campground fee in the designated self-pay station -- a short walk along a dirt road down a hill and around a bend.

    After the fee was deposited, Castrejon's mother walked a little further downhill from the fee station to use a restroom, while the woman headed uphill toward the campsite, according to the woman's brother, Fabian Castrejon. When the mother exited the restroom approximately three to five minutes later, her daughter was nowhere to be found. Bloodhounds followed Janet Castrejon's scent along the road before the trail went cold, her brother said, suggesting she got into a vehicle.

    "She was an easy target," Fabian Castrejon said of his sister, who was left mentally impaired as a teenager after suffering a traumatic brain injury in a car accident. "She behaved like a child."

    "The consensus is that she was abducted," he said. "The authorities just flat out said she's not up there."
     
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  8. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Family plans weekend search for missing Las Cruces woman

    As many as 100 volunteers, including many friends and family members from Las Cruces, are expected to travel to southern Arizona this weekend and conduct a search for a 44-year-old Las Cruces woman who went missing in June while on a camping trip.

    Those who want to help with this weekend’s search are asked to call Eduardo Castrejon’s office at 575-524-9119.

    http://www.abqjournal.com/620520/ne...kend-search-for-missing-las-cruces-woman.html
     
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  9. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

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  10. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Candlelight vigil emphasizes faith that missing Las Cruces woman will be found

    A prayer and candlelight vigil that started at Albert Johnson Park and ended at the U.S. federal building in downtown Las Cruces was an affirmation of faith for the approximately 100 Las Crucens who participated Friday night.


    "We want to bring attention to Janet and her circumstances," Quiñones said. "This is the first event with those intentions in mind and we will do it again. We're here to ask the U.S. government to use its best and strongest investigative tool, the FBI, to give the Castrejon family some answers."

    http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruce...igil-emphasizes-faith-that-missing-las-cruces


    Facebook page - Find Janet Castrejon - https://www.facebook.com/findjanet
     
  11. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

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  12. KUHOOK

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    Sad I have always thought people should have to show as much id & proof of intent of their trip crossing into Mexico as they do crossing north. I've been about a dozen times & never been asked more than "are you carrying fruit, vegetables or plants?" Border Patrol has tons of cameras at the border. Only spots to cross legally I know of are Nogales or Yuma. Cameras? Rundown of other campers in the park at the time?
     
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  13. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Family of missing woman ask city for help

    Friends and family members urged city leaders Monday to help in the search for a missing Las Cruces woman who disappeared under suspicious circumstances more than three months ago while on a Father’s Day camping trip in southern Arizona.
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    “Janet Castrejon is a member of the Las Cruces community, and one of our own is missing,” Ramirez-Valdez said. “We believe she has been abducted and in danger, or, in the worst-case scenario, possibly even killed. This should be of concern to everyone in Las Cruces. The Castrejon family desperately needs resolution and/or closure. They cannot continue living like they are; this family has been tormented over the past three months.”
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    Oscar Castrejon told members of the council that authorities cannot issue a Silver or Amber alert because of Janet’s age, which the family contends is hindering help on a national level.

    “There is no doubt that we are doing everything in our power to bring this to light,” he said. “She falls into a category where she wouldn’t need an Amber alert or Silver alert because of her age. But she’s severely neurologically impaired. She acts like a 6-year-old child, (and) she is completely dependent on caregivers.”

    Ramirez-Valdez later asked for city leaders to aid the family in its search efforts by sharing and spreading information about Janet.

    “We don’t want this case to fall between the cracks (because) of what we can and cannot do,” she said. “We don’t want it to become a cold case.”

    In response to the family’s plea, Las Cruces Police Chief Jaime Montoya said he would work with staff at LCPD to share information about Janet on the department’s social media accounts. He also said he would work with LCPD’s public information officer, Dan Trujillo, “to keep this alive and possibly push it out wider using his sources.”

    http://www.lcsun-news.com/story/news/2015/09/21/family-missing-woman-ask-city-help/72601898/
     
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  14. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Janet Castrejon, 44, vanished the afternoon of June 19, 2015 from a camping area in the Chiricahua Mountains in southern Arizona, where she was spending the weekend with her family. Family members say Janet and her mother had gone to mail a letter at the pay station not far from where they parked their camper, and stopped to use the restroom. Janet was going to wait outside, but when her mother came out of the bathroom, she was gone. Janet had suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident in 1988. According to her family, as a result, Janet has a hard time remembering simple things and has poor vision. If you have any information that can help bring Janet home, please contact the Cochise County Sheriff's Office at (520) 432-9500.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/missing-in-america/missing-america-unsolved-n472406
     
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    Summer_breeze Blowing through the Jasmine in my mind

    http://www.lcsun-news.com/story/new...ing-las-cruces-woman-marks-one-year/86089606/

    Carlos Andres López, Las Cruces Sun-News 7:27 p.m. MDT June 18, 2016

    Search for missing Las Cruces woman marks one year

    LAS CRUCES - Janet Castrejon was last seen a year ago today walking down a tree-lined path at a campground in southeastern Arizona. Family members have not seen Janet since and have spent the past year desperately searching for their beloved daughter, sister and aunt.
     
  16. TripleA

    TripleA Zoo Keeper

    Prayers for Janet and her family. One year is a very long time to be missing your daughter and have no leads at all.
     
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  17. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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  18. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Janet Castrejon disappeared on the afternoon of June 19, 2015, from a camping area in the Chiricahua Mountains in southern Arizona, where she was spending the weekend with her family. Janet and her mother had gone to mail a letter at the pay station not far from where they parked their camper, and stopped to use the restroom, family members said. Janet was going to wait outside, but when her mother came out of the bathroom, Janet was gone. Janet had suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident in 1988 and, as a result, family members said she has a hard time remembering simple things and has poor vision. Her family has spent the past two and a half years desperately searching for her. The family is offering a $20,000 reward for her safe return. The Pima County Attorney's office is also offering $2,500 for any information that leads to Janet's whereabouts. If you have any information regarding Janet’s case, please contact the Cochise County Sheriff's Office at (520) 432-9500.
    https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/mis...ne-s-missing-america-90-still-missing-n826516
     
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    Kimster Director Staff Member

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