Glendale police continue search for Alicia Navarro

Posted 7/2/20

Glendale police continue to search for a high-functioning autistic girl who left home in September and has not been seen since.

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Glendale police continue search for Alicia Navarro


Glendale police continue to search for a high-functioning autistic girl who left home in September and has not been seen since.

"Our hearts go out to this mother over the disappearance of her daughter, Alicia," Glendale police stated in an email. "From day one we have shared with her every tip and piece information we have received in order to locate Alicia. We have met with her mother regularly and will continue to do so until this case is resolved. We continue to ask our community to help us with any piece of information they may have which will lead to Alicia’s safe return."

Police said Alicia Navarro left her home in the 4500 block of West Rose Lane the morning of Sept. 15, 2019, five days shy of her 15th birthday. She left a note for her parents saying she was leaving but would return.

She is about 4 feet 5 inches tall and wears braces, police said. She was possibly wearing a white sweatshirt, a whitewash denim overall skirt, black and white sneakers, and carrying a silver Apple MacBook.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts can call 623-930-3000. Call 911 in an emergency. You may also contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST.

Glendale police recently participated in a national podcast about the case.

The following is a sequence of events provided by Glendale police:

Alicia Navarro reported missing Sept. 16, 2019 by her mother and stepfather

Officers responded to the residence, took a report and notified GPD Missing Persons Detectives

Gathered relevant information and issued a media release

Sent out E-Beams digital billboard signage on the Loop 101

Issued a Silver Alert for Alicia which is still in effect as July 1, 2020

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children began helping GPD Detectives with the search effort and launched billboards of their own and listed Alicia on their national website.  Provided posters to go out nationwide.  Alicia’s mother was involved in this process from the beginning.

Missing person alerts sent out to all social media outlets and news media outlets via the GPD PIO

September 28th a missing persons video for Alicia airs on a segment of PD Live

Video canvas of neighborhood and surrounding businesses- ongoing

Researched cell phone information and last known location along with social media and online activities-ongoing

Alicia’s cell phone was last used the night of the disappearance and has not been used since.

Cross checked ride-share companies and public transportation in the area at the time of Alicia’s disappearance

The FBI was called in to assist with resources and support for the Glendale Police Investigations Unit- ongoing

October 2019 Alicia’s sister sends out a video in conjunction with the FBI pleading with Alicia to return home

Detectives made contact with all registered sex offenders and adult group homes within a one-mile radius of Alicia Navarro’s house

GPD Detectives have continuously been in contact with Alicia’s mother throughout this entire process and have diligently answered any questions that her family may have.  They follow-up on any tips that come in and the information gathered from these tips are shared with Jessica, Alicia’s mother on a regular basis.