TX - Abigail Estrada, 13, Harlingen, 16 June 2007 *R. Torres guilty*

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    NamUs

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    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
    • Missing Since: June 16, 2007 from Harlingen, Texas
    • Classification: Endangered Missing
    • Date of Birth: October 6, 1993
    • Age: 13 years old
    • Height and Weight: 5'0, 100 pounds
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Abigail's hair was dyed black at the time of her disappearance. She has a tattoo of the name "Shawn" on her ankle, a mole on the upper left side of her chest, and a scar below her right earlobe. Her nickname is Abby.
    • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black tank top or muscle shirt, tan striped shorts and slippers imprinted with the cartoon character Winnie the Pooh.

    Details of Disappearance
    Abigail was last seen leaving her home in Harlingen, Texas on June 16, 2007. She has never been heard from again. She left her residence with her 16-year-old boyfriend, Ruben Torres, and has never been heard from again. A photograph of Ruben is posted below this case summary. He later stated he dropped Abigail off at a street corner near her home. Her loved ones did not believe she would have run away and stated that even if she had, she would have worn something other than slippers and would have taken extra clothing. All of Abigail's personal belongings were left behind when she vanished. Her parents knew she was seeing Ruben and had consented to their relationship, as had Ruben's parents.

    In August 2007, Ruben was charged with capital murder in Abigail's case. He was arrested when he made a court appearance for other, unrelated charges that were brought against him before Abigail went missing. Authorities stated Abigail was a witness in a juvenile felony case against Ruben. The murder charge was dropped for lack of evidence several months later, but Ruben remained incarcerated for other crimes until March 2009. Prosecutors stated he is still the prime suspect and they may charge him with murder again if additional evidence, such as Abigail's body, is located.

    Abigail may still be in the south Texas area. Foul play is suspected in her disappearance due to the circumstances involved.



    "8-Year-Old Cold Case Close to Being Solved"

    http://www.krgv.com/news/local-news/8yearold-cold-case-close-to-being-solved/33619778


    Teen charged with murder in connection with girl's disappearance - August 22nd, 2007

    Harlingen teen remains missing after four years - October 6th, 2011

    Family release balloons for missing teen - July 14th, 2012

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    The same man that was charged in 2007 has been arrested again.

    "Arrest made in 8-year-old cold case, teen never found"

    http://www.valleycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=1245604#.VeFdFPlViko


    http://www.krgv.com/news/local-news/man-arrested-in-harlingen-cold-case/34986792 - Video Link
     
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    MamaJoJo Where did you go?

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    I wonder what evidence was finally uncovered?
     
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    "Arrest Warrant Reveals Disappearance Investigation Details"

    http://www.krgv.com/news/local-news/Arrest-Warrant-Reveals-Disappearance-Investigation-Details/35170748

     
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    Man Indicted in 8-Year-Old Murder Case

    http://www.krgv.com/news/local-news/Man-Indicted-in-8-Year-Old-Murder-Case/36995716

    Family Speaks Out About Indictment in Cold Case

    http://www.krgv.com/news/local-news/Family-Speaks-Out-About-Indictment-in-Cold-Case/37000966

     
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    Cold Case Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

     
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    Murder Suspect's Trial Reset for Third Time

    http://www.krgv.com/story/33068504/murder-suspect-due-in-court-monday

     
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    Trial begins Monday for 2007 disappearance of Harlingen girl
    Posted: Friday, January 6, 2017 12:27 pm| By Pamela Cody, Staff writer

     
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    Murder suspect rejects plea deals; trial gets underway

    http://www.valleymorningstar.com/news/local_news/article_7c6b00ec-d685-11e6-b3bf-ab49a5cc90d0.html

     
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    Ruben Torres pleads guilty for 2007 killing of Abigail Estrada

    http://www.valleymorningstar.com/news/local_news/article_fec1f32c-d827-11e6-b209-97536262a5a0.html

     
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    Prosecutors say they believe Torres fatally shot the girl after she provided information to police about a drive-by shooting allegedly involving him.

    Torres, who's now 26, faced a minimum of 40 years in prison if he was convicted of capital murder. He'll receive credit for the more than 500 days in custody he's already served.

    http://www.statesman.com/news/local...th-missing-girlfriend/k4IVQ1ICrP4bX2WRWYhkfP/
     
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    Harlingen Teen’s Family Continues Search for Missing Body

    http://www.krgv.com/story/34240203/harlingen-teens-family-continues-search-for-missing-body

     
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    Harlingen Teen’s Family Asking for Tips Leading to Remains

    http://www.krgv.com/story/35685479/harlingen-teens-family-asking-for-tips-leading-to-remains

     

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