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Girls missing[in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico]
LAREDO MORNING TIMES ^ | April 1, 2009 | JASON BUCH

Posted on 04/01/2009 4:37:52 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch

Families ask for help finding them

The families of two young women who went missing during the weekend in Nuevo Laredo are asking for help locating them.

Yazmin Silva, 19, and Nidia Benavides, 18, went to Nuevo Laredo on Saturday night and have not been heard from since, family members said.

Silva's family gathered in their south Laredo home Tuesday to give a statement to the media seeking help finding her.

The former Alexander High School student is studying at Laredo Community College to be a teacher, family members said.

"Yazmin is a loving daughter, sister and outstanding student at LCC," said her brother-in-law, Raymundo Perez.

"The entire Silva family is worried about our Yazmin, and we need her to come home safely and soon.

"This is all that matters to us," Perez added. "Please, if you have any information, call us.

We are waiting to hear from anyone who can help us bring her home.

We will work privately with anyone in the position to help us.

We are waiting to hear from you."

Silva did not go to Nuevo Laredo often, but she and a friend went across after going to the movies Saturday night, Perez said.

"I wish we could go back and persuade them otherwise," he said.

The two girls went to Nuevo Laredo to go to clubs at about midnight, said Aida Benavides, Nidia Benavides' sister.

The last anyone heard from Nidia Benavides was at about 2:30 a.m., when she sent a text message to a friend saying she and Silva were giving someone a ride to Paseo Colon, Aida Benavides said.

They were driving a silver Ford Focus, a family member said.

Nidia Benavides went to LBJ High School and is studying at LCC to be a nurse, her sister said.

"She's a real outgoing, nice person, a very beautiful girl," Aida Benavides said.

"She has so many friends."

Nidia Benavides was born and raised in Laredo and has a 2-year-old son, her sister said.

The girls' families asked that anyone with information as to their whereabouts contact them.

(Jason Buch may be reached at 728-2547 or jbuch@lmtonline.com. Staff writer Nick Georgiou contributed to this story.)


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: corruption; kidnappings; mexico; nuevolaredo
"I wish we could go back and persuade them otherwise," he said.
1 posted on 04/01/2009 4:37:53 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch
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PSA ping!


2 posted on 04/01/2009 4:40:48 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Mexico - beyond your expectations.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Not looking good—not in that town.

Prayers up for these two girls and their families.


3 posted on 04/01/2009 4:42:31 PM PDT by Palladin (President Obama: "Ich bin eine Kokain Kopf.")
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To: SwinneySwitch
Good grief, don't young people ever look at the news??

Prayers for the girls and their families.

4 posted on 04/01/2009 4:44:52 PM PDT by Krodg
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To: SwinneySwitch
Yazmin and Nidia go missing in Nuevo Laredo?

Ohhh-kay.

5 posted on 04/01/2009 4:49:10 PM PDT by humblegunner (Where my PIE at, fool?)
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The two girls went to Nuevo Laredo to go to clubs at about midnight, said Aida Benavides, Nidia Benavides' sister.

Nuff said.
6 posted on 04/01/2009 5:00:15 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: SwinneySwitch

Prayers for a safe return. At least they are together and have each other, for all it’s worth. Too often, the story is the young lady went off by herself and that’s it.


8 posted on 04/01/2009 6:20:38 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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30 years ago, it was risky to go nightclubbing in Nuevo Laredo after dark - even in the company of a good-sized group of friends. Nowadays, “foolish” would be a more appropriate word.


9 posted on 04/01/2009 7:15:36 PM PDT by Skibane
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Update: Car found, 2 still missing

http://www.lmtonline.com/articles/2009/04/03/news/doc49d5c77e7e7b9466303473.txt


10 posted on 04/03/2009 11:04:52 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Mexico - beyond your expectations.)
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This isn’t likely to have a good ending.


11 posted on 04/04/2009 4:30:59 PM PDT by wildbill ( The reason you're so jealous is that the voices talk only to me.)
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