Above: Yareli Barajas in 2009 (left) and an age-progressed image to 15, circa 2011 (right)

Yareli Marlem Barajas

Last seen in Phoenix, Arizona on August 11, 2009

Vital statistics: Hispanic female. Born on December 9, 1996. Black hair, brown eyes. She has scars on her right hand. Was twelve at the time.

Circumstances: She was abducted by her non-custodial aunt and uncle, Jonathan Hernandez-Guerrero and Maria Barajas. A photo and vital statistics for Hernandez-Guerrero are posted below; photos and vital statistics for Maria Barajas are not available. A felony warrant for kidnapping was issued for him on June 18, 2018. They may be in Mexico or Canada in the company of Hernandez and Barajas' two children.


Above: Jonathan Hernandez-Guerrero in 2009

Vital statistics: Hispanic male. Born on September 6, 1982. Black hair, brown eyes. Was twenty-six at the time.

If you have any information as to Yareli's whereabouts, please contact the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151. Any information received can be kept confidential.


Information used to compile this casefile came from the following resources:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The Charley Project
NamUs National Missing Persons Data System
Personas Extraviadas y Desconocidas

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