Runaway teenager Alicia Navarro has been reunited with her family four years after she vanished from their Arizona home – and later emerged in Montana with a 36-year-old man now behind bars on unrelated charges.“The support, prayers and love my family has received from all over the world the last four years has been truly inspiring,” mother Jessica Nunez posted on a Facebook video Wednesday.“This has been a very difficult journey, but it has a happy ending and today my family is complete.”Navarro, now 18, disappeared in 2019 and wasn’t found until she walked into a Montana police station in July and asked to be taken off a missing persons list.At the time she reappeared, she was living with 36-year-old Eddie Davis, whose home was raided shortly after authorities learned of the arrangement.He was charged with two felony counts of abuse of children related to material found on his cellphone, according to a release from the Montana Attorney General’s Office. Navarro is not connected to the current case.A representative for the family confirmed to Fox 10 that Navarro and her mother were reunited and that the family is no longer residing in Arizona.The rep also noted the family has challenges ahead considering Navarro has not been in school the last four years or received healthcare. The family has no immediate plans to give interviews to news outlets.“I hope my daughter’s case will help to provide hope for those families with missing loved ones and serve as a reminder to everyone that miracles do happen,” Nunez also said in the video.Following the police raid of Davis’ apartment, the pair moved into his parents’ home on a Native American reservation that has been marred by drugs and sex abuse.It’s unclear where the two were living as recently as last month.An investigation into how Navarro ended up with Davis is ongoing, Montana State Attorney General Austin Knudson said after Davis’ arrest.Authorities arrested Davis while Navarro was with him, Knudson told 12 News last month.She was on her way to a court hearing in an attempt to change her name, he said.“It sounds like she was unaware of his activities dealing with child sex abuse material involving children,” he said. “It sounds like she did not take that well when she learned of that yesterday.”The husky creep had “dozens of images of suspected child sex abuse material” on his cell phone, officials alleged.Navarro’s disappearance led to a nationwide search, though police noted she “willfully left her home” just days before her 15th birthday. A missing person report at the time described Navarro as autistic but high-functioning.Nunez, who appeared to be videotaped from an airport and reading from a script, noted she was looking forward to spending Thanksgiving and Christmas with her daughter this year.
02 Kasım 2023 - 08:30
Runaway Arizona teen Alicia Navarro reunites with mother 4 years after disappearance
Runaway teenager Alicia Navarro has been reunited with her family four years after she vanished from their Arizona home – and later emerged in Montana with a 36-year-old man now behind bars on unre…
02 Kasım 2023 - 08:30