Bany Galicia

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Left: Bany, circa 2003;
Right: Age-progression to age 19 (circa 2009)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 6, 2003 from Mesa, Arizona
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: May 15, 1990
  • Age: 13 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'2, 70 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Black hair, brown eyes. Bany may use the nickname Betsabe or the last name Garcia. She is a Mexican national and speaks limited English. She has moles on her face.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: White pants and a red halter top under a white vest.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Bany was last seen in Mesa, Arizona on June 6, 2003. She took the bus to Powell Junior High School, where she was in summer school, and attended her first class. At 9:30 a.m., she asked to use the telephone and was overheard giving directions to the school. Bany did not show up for her next class and has not been seen or heard from since. A search of the area turned up no signs of her.

    Authorities believe Bany may have run away with her adult boyfriend and is possibly staying in Mexico with his family. They asked the Mexican consulate to get in touch with Bany's boyfriend's family to verify this theory, but Bany's whereabouts are still unknown. Her case is unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Mesa Police Department


    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    The Arizona Republic


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 7, 2010; clothing/jewelry description added, distinguishing characteristics updated.

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