National Hispanic Heritage Month: Rosio Beltran

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month I’m featuring a Hispanic missing person every day from September 15 to October 15. Today’s case is Rosio Monica Beltran, a 26-year-old who disappeared from North Richland Hills, Texas on September 9, 2000.

All indications are Beltran was the victim of a homicide. She met a man, Mario Pietro, at a nightclub and went back to his place, and neighbors heard the sounds of fighting and screaming. Later, Beltran’s blood was found at Pietro’s residence.

Unfortunately, the prime suspect is dead; Pietro stole a car and took off, and two days later, after a confrontation with police, they shot him dead when he pointed a gun at them. It turned out to be a BB gun.

Rosio Beltran was from Peru and was in the US working as an au pair and learning English. She planned to return to Peru and become a teacher, but that never happened.

She would be 45 today.

One thought on “National Hispanic Heritage Month: Rosio Beltran

  1. marsyao October 4, 2019 / 8:21 pm

    There is something about Ashleigh Smith, I found this (https://www.facebook.com/MissingPersonsCasesNetwork/posts/442710939922419) post for a Ashleigh Marie Smith, are they the same person, both of them have a not that common first name Ashleigh, and both missing from Sacramento, California, and from their pictures, they looks like same person, but that Ashleigh Marie Smith was 21, not 24, and she was last heard on March 20th, 2019

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