MP for the week: Amanda Rivera

This week’s featured missing person is Amanda Marie Rivera, who was 14 years old when she disappeared on my fifth birthday: October 5, 1990. Last seen when someone dropped her off at a friend’s house in either La Mesa or Spring Valley, both of them cities in southern California.

Most cases like Amanda’s get written off as runaways, but for as long as I can remember she’s been classified as endangered missing. I don’t know why. I also don’t know why there’s two different places of disappearance and two different clothing descriptions given.

In fact, I have almost zero details about her disappearance at all, and I haven’t been able to find anything in the way of recent news that yields useful information. Of news about her from 1990, I’ve found nothing at all.

If Amanda is still alive, she’d be 40 today.

An aside: I really hope to be able to update today — I promised I would, and I found a lot of info on Daffany Tullos and Karen Zhou that I want to share with y’all. But my psychiatrist switched my meds again and I’m absolutely exhausted. I hope I get used to it soon and get my energy back.

One thought on “MP for the week: Amanda Rivera

  1. carolyn arthur October 23, 2017 / 2:49 pm

    I personally knew Amanda and from what I know she disappeared after being dropped off on Noble st. She was friends with gang members so I kinda lost touch with her after my 9th grade. I heard from a friend who remained in contact with Amanda that she was possibly murdered by a guy who was known to have murdered a couple of girls. I actually talked to a detective about 2 years ago and gave him lists of names of people I knew that knew or hung out with Amanda. I asked about the possible murder and he kinda let me believe that there is suspected foul play and had a person in mind but no evidence against that person. Anyhow just thought maybe this would help you.

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