MP of the week: Elvia Morales

This week’s featured missing person, Elvia Morales, was abducted more or less forcibly from her home by a family acquaintance when she was only fourteen years old. Apparently they had been having an “inappropriate” relationship, this in spite of the fact that he was twenty-plus years older than her, married and a father. A day later, Elvia called home to say she was okay and to not look for her. She hasn’t been heard from since.

It seems likely that Elvia is alive if not well, and that she and her abductor, Juan Martinez Martinez, may be in California or more likely in Mexico. It’s very sad to have her ripped from her family and her childhood cut short like that. My guess is she’s tied down with a couple of kids now.

Elvia will turn 20 years old in just a few days. She’s been missing five and a half years.

5 thoughts on “MP of the week: Elvia Morales

  1. M86 January 29, 2015 / 1:12 am

    That’s so sad.

  2. Anna January 29, 2015 / 11:25 pm

    Very sad.. Was she really 4’5 though I’ve never heard of a 14 year old being that small.

    • Meaghan January 30, 2015 / 12:06 am

      Yes she really was as far as I know.

    • Meaghan January 30, 2015 / 2:20 pm

      Laura Ayala was only four feet tall, five inches shorter than Elvia, and she was 13.

  3. Sara December 16, 2016 / 2:42 pm

    Found her FB, her NamUs has been restricted for a while as well…I don’t think she is missing anymore.

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