On September 15th, 2019, Alicia Navarro vanished from her house in Glendale, Arizona just 5 days before her 15th birthday. Alicia was characterized by her family as “high-functioning autistic.” Her family and other loved ones tell that she was a very adorable girl but had some developmental issues that made it tougher for her to make friends in person so she expended a lot of time on online games making friends. Her mum says she only wore a white sweatshirt, even when it was over 100 degrees outside, and that she just ate chicken nuggets from McDonald’s.
Alicia Had A Problem
Before her disappearance, her mum stated that she had a problem with a grown man chatting to her online. She told that Alicia wasn’t good at picking up social cues and didn’t understand that the man was taking advantage of her. She got in connection with the police about the problem, but the police said they couldn’t do anything about it because nothing unlawful technically happened.
The night before she vanished, her mum was up waiting for her husband to come home from his job. Alicia came downstairs to get a glass of water and asked her mum why she was still awake and attempted to convince her to go to bed. When her husband got home, she went to her other kid’s room and fell asleep in bed with them while her husband fell asleep on the couch. In the morning when they aroused they glimpsed the back door was open. After examining it further they acknowledged that Alicia had stacked chairs and bricks to climb over the walls.
They instantly ran to her room and discovered a note that said “I ran away. I will be back, I swear. I’m sorry. -Alicia” She left all of her belongings at the house except for her cellphone, her MacBook, makeup, perfume, and a copy of “Demon in a Bottle,” an Ironman comic book worth $200 that she asked her mum to buy her just days before leaving.
Alicia Had A Phone
Alicia’s friends from the school told that she carried around a burner phone with her for a few weeks before she vanished. Nonetheless, she never talked about it and they don’t know what it was utilized for or how she got it. One of her friends also told that Alicia discussed running away from home, but he didn’t think she was being serious so he didn’t notify anybody about it. The current assumption is that Alicia was chatting to a man online who was grooming her and persuaded her to come to see him to “play games” with him which is why she brought her laptop but not the charger. She hasn’t been noticed in almost a year.