FBI notified of Peñitas women who disappeared after traveling to Mexico, police chief says
Three women — two of who are from Peñitas — left for Mexico days ago and haven’t been heard from since.
According to Peñitas police Chief Roel Bermea, Dora Alicia Cervantez Saenz, Marina Perez Riosmaritza and Trinidad Perez Rios were heading to a flea market in Montemorelos — located in the Mexican state of Nuevo León. Police found out about the disappearances after one of the women’s husbands contacted police.
The women left on Friday, Feb. 24 in a green 1995 Chevy Silverado vehicle with the license plate number PVR4472.
Bermea said it’s the first time in his career that Peñitas residents have gone missing like this.
“We did contact the FBI to let them know the ladies were considered missing, Bermea said. “We're just concerned if anyone has any information, they can contact us or contact the FBI… we really haven't had any incidents that I can recall of something like this happening in another country."
Police say what they can do in this case is limited because the disappearance happened in another country.
Channel 5 News reached out to the FBI for comment and received the following statement:
"The FBI is aware of this matter, however no information is being provided at this time."
Those with any information on the disappearance are urged to contact the Peñitas Police Department at (956) 581-3345.
RELATED STORY: Search continues for U.S. citizens kidnapped in Matamoros
Teen father arrested on capital murder charge in connection with death of...
Preparations underway to open Edinburg to Harlingen connector
McAllen man accused in Mercedes fraud case arrested
Tar balls ending up at South Padre Island's shores
Gladys Porter Zoo gearing up for accreditation review