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Teen girl missing 3 years returns home after living with ex-boyfriend
WBTV ^ | Jan. 4, 2012 | WBTV

Posted on 01/04/2012 12:11:12 PM PST by JennysCool

MARSHVILLE, NC (WBTV) - A teen missing for nearly 4 years returned home to Union County Tuesday and told her mother she had been living with her boyfriend in Chicago.

The girl, who was 16-years-old when she went missing, did not come home from Forest Hills High School on April 21, 2008, Union County Sheriff's officials said.

The girl, Vasti Colmenares Gutierrez, left school after receiving text messages from her boyfriend, deputies said at the time.

Everyone was worried that the teen had "met some harm" after leaving the school and many attempts to find her over several months were unsuccessful.

On Tuesday, the girl returned to her Marshville home, where her mother lives, deputies said.

She had been living in Chicago with her ex-boyfriend for the last 3 years and 9 months, she told her mother.

"Vasti's mother is very glad to have her back home," said Det. Sgt Brian Helms of the Union County Sheriff's Dept.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: girl; missing
Wow. I can't imagine the rush of feelings you'd have after a loved one missing (and presumed dead, I'm guessing) three years returned home. Prayers for the girl and her family.
1 posted on 01/04/2012 12:11:20 PM PST by JennysCool
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To: JennysCool
Wow. I can't imagine the rush of feelings you'd have after a loved one missing (and presumed dead, I'm guessing) three years returned home.

First, I'd hug her, and then tell her she's grounded for the rest of the year.

2 posted on 01/04/2012 12:13:16 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: JennysCool

I hug her and then whoop her @ss.


3 posted on 01/04/2012 12:14:17 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: dfwgator

She’s 20 now.


4 posted on 01/04/2012 12:16:21 PM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
She’s 20 now.

She's still grounded.

5 posted on 01/04/2012 12:17:06 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: JennysCool

What an unbelievably cruel young women. I’m sure her parents didn’t want to believe she was dead, but that was most likely. At 16 she was aware enough to realize that.


6 posted on 01/04/2012 12:18:04 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

She’ll be able to legally get alcohol in a year. :P


7 posted on 01/04/2012 12:19:07 PM PST by MetaThought
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Exactly.


8 posted on 01/04/2012 12:19:27 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: JennysCool

Selfish girl..doesnt tell anyone she is alive..boyfriend breaks up with her...returns home?
Her family doesn’t owe her anything.


9 posted on 01/04/2012 12:19:35 PM PST by Leep
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To: JennysCool

Let’s hear her story about how “dreamy” life was with her heart throb.......


10 posted on 01/04/2012 12:19:44 PM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: JennysCool

She just had to have it. Now she wants more of something different. Ooofaa.


11 posted on 01/04/2012 12:22:05 PM PST by gathersnomoss
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To: JennysCool

She just had to have it. Now she wants more of something different. Ooofaa.


12 posted on 01/04/2012 12:22:27 PM PST by gathersnomoss
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To: JennysCool

Let me see if I have this right:
Girl leaves school after receiving texts from her boyfriend.
She doesn’t go home and is reported missing.
She lives with her boyfriend for 3 years.
Nobody can find her for the three years she’s living with her boyfriend.

Does anybody else find this set of facts curious?


13 posted on 01/04/2012 12:22:32 PM PST by GilesB
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To: GilesB
According to a missing persons website, the family suspected she was with the boyfriend, but had no idea of his name or whereabouts.


14 posted on 01/04/2012 12:24:23 PM PST by TexasNative2000 (Jimmy Carter's incompetence + Richard Nixon's paranoia = Barack Obama)
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To: Leep

I think there is a Bible story about this???Open your heart and arms.


15 posted on 01/04/2012 12:24:40 PM PST by Baseballguy (If we knew what we know now in Oct would we do anything different?)
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To: dfwgator

I don’t think there’s any statute of limitations on an offense this huge...


16 posted on 01/04/2012 12:24:40 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: JennysCool

So, would you beat her first or hug her first?


17 posted on 01/04/2012 12:25:04 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: GilesB
Does anybody else find this set of facts curious?

"We gotta word in English for that kinda odd, it's called 'suspicious'"

18 posted on 01/04/2012 12:25:13 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: JennysCool

Probably bringing Grandma the little bambinos to raise before she runs off again.


19 posted on 01/04/2012 12:28:28 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: JennysCool

Probably bringing Grandma the little bambinos to raise before she runs off again.


20 posted on 01/04/2012 12:28:55 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: JennysCool

Probably bringing Grandma the little bambinos to raise before she runs off again.


21 posted on 01/04/2012 12:29:17 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: TexasNative2000

Guess nobody had heard of phone records back 3 years ago?

Seems pretty curious to me.

Also sounds like some MAJOR disfunction in that family!


22 posted on 01/04/2012 12:34:11 PM PST by GilesB
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To: JennysCool

I remember when she “disappeared.” (You don’t read about a girl named Vasti every day!) How nice that she’s home safely.


23 posted on 01/04/2012 12:38:16 PM PST by Tax-chick (Whatever happens, I'll get through it. Or die trying.)
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To: JennysCool

Probably thought she swam back across the Rio Grande.


24 posted on 01/04/2012 12:39:00 PM PST by anton
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To: TexasCajun
Wonder if this is her:

http://www.facebook.com/people/Vasti-Gutierrez/100000770968376

25 posted on 01/04/2012 12:42:45 PM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Baseballguy

Exactly!

Luke 15:11-32

King James Version (KJV)

11 And he said, A certain man had two sons:

12 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.

13 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.

14 And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.

15 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.

17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!

18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,

19 And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.

20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

21 And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.

22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:

23 And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:

24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.

25 Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.

26 And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.

27 And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.

28 And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him.

29 And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:

30 But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.

31 And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.

32 It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.


26 posted on 01/04/2012 12:44:32 PM PST by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: nickcarraway

Selfish to the point of being cruel. Gone for three years and didn’t tell the parents anything? No call? Not even from a pay phone to say she was OK? I can understand young kids doing something impulsive like going to see her boyfriend for a weekend but how was she raised to think something like this is OK?


27 posted on 01/04/2012 12:56:55 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: NativeNewYorker

...could be.


28 posted on 01/04/2012 12:57:06 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Baseballguy
I think there is a Bible story about this???Open your heart and arms.

Then give her the bill for the search

29 posted on 01/04/2012 12:58:43 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: nickcarraway

Right.
She was selfish and cruel.


30 posted on 01/04/2012 1:03:47 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: JennysCool
Sometimes your parents nagging can make you so nuts you want to disappear or join the Marines. I thought about it every day and some days still do. If we all had cellphones back then, I would have surely gone missing.

Even though I moved 300 miles away at 17, the phone still projected them into my apartment whenever they felt like it. If I didn’t pick up, it would ring every hour, on the hour. If I was out all day, they would start calling my friends.

I’ve never been in trouble, an A student, had my own business, my own car/apartment and was paying my way through college. They were still driving me nuts.

31 posted on 01/04/2012 1:04:21 PM PST by varyouga
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To: varyouga

Maybe they kept calling because you were 17 and they were your parents and legally responsible. And they just might have loved you and were worried about you. Unless someone goes in the military it is not the norm for a 17 year old to move 300 miles away!


32 posted on 01/04/2012 1:51:14 PM PST by gbscott1954 (Please come back Sarah!!!)
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To: varyouga
Even though I moved 300 miles away at 17, the phone still projected them into my apartment whenever they felt like it. If I didn’t pick up, it would ring every hour, on the hour.

Oh, you poor thing. Nagging a 17 year old should be banned because 17 year olds know it all. How dare your parents call you! How dare they worry about you! How dare they project themselves into your life after 17 years of raising you!!! I'm sure you were honest as the day is long with them and never lied about your whereabouts so there's no blame on you.

No, how dare you treat your family like that. And how dare that little witch disappear from her family like that. Nice repayment for changing diapers and feeding you and sacrificing for you for all those years.

33 posted on 01/04/2012 2:06:54 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: NativeNewYorker

That Vasti would be 23 years old about..


34 posted on 01/04/2012 2:26:48 PM PST by Paradox (The rich SHOULD be paying more taxes, and they WOULD, if they could make more money.)
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To: gbscott1954; bgill
It went on for many, many more years after 17. At 17, it was slightly understandable but at 26 it was downright embarrassing. Again, I was very successful at 17 and never got in trouble but there was ALWAYS some trivial nonsense to nag about.

I understand talking every day but 3-6 calls per day nagging about every single minute of my day and what I ate gets ridiculous after several years.

Picture me working on a nuclear plant and my mother nagging me why I didn't eat enough special organic honey this month. She even called my boss several times when I was too busy to listen to her nag about such trivial nonsense.

It was so much that it made me afraid of becoming a parent.

35 posted on 01/04/2012 4:08:40 PM PST by varyouga
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To: anton
"Probably thought she swam back across the Rio Grande."

Whatever happened to that strong family ethic that's so vital that we shouldn't be separating Chicano families lest we break their dear little hearts??? (i.e. parents of anchor babies should all be allowed to stay, and once an Illegal gets established here, their whole family should be allowed to join them.) The little chickie in this story didn't seem to give a darn about any strong family ties.

36 posted on 01/04/2012 4:12:59 PM PST by holyscroller ( Without God, America is one nation under)
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To: JennysCool

Well, at least she wasn’t deported to South America.

Seriously, I can’t imagine letting my mother worry like that. And I made my mother worry A LOT!


37 posted on 01/04/2012 8:18:51 PM PST by jocon307
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To: varyouga

Ok.


38 posted on 01/05/2012 4:48:57 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: varyouga

Parents don’t receive a license to nag their children incessantly. Ever.

Congratulations on making something successful of yourself in spite of that handicap. Sounds like they had deep-seated emotional problems that they were all too eager to load onto you.

You have to break the chain to thrive.


39 posted on 01/05/2012 4:56:26 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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