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.

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