Police: Missing Miami Juvenile May Be With Former Teacher
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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Miami Police are searching for a girl who they believe may be with her former teacher.
Karina Cisneros has been missing since Monday, according to her parents.
Her family is especially concerned because Cisneros left home with her passport, her social security card and her driver’s license but didn’t take much else.
Cisneros’ parents told CBS4’s Marybel Rodriguez, that their daughter was having a secret relationship with 49-year old Javier Peraza two months ago but she had known him for several years.
“She knows that she is my reason of my life. She knows that I love her too much. She knows that we are waiting here for her….anytime whenever she decided to come..she’s welcome here ,” said Zoila Matienzo, her mother.
Matienzo is begging her 16-year old daughter to come home. Cisneros’ parents as well as police believe she is with Peraza.
“My daughter met him when she was in eighth grade…when she was 12 to 13-years old. He was her history teacher,” said Matienzo.
Her parents say the two had been having a secret relationship.
” I know that she is with him and she’s okay now but I don’t know if in the future because this man is not normal. He’s crazy. I don’t know what’s going to happen in the future with my daughter. Maybe he’s going to persuade her to do many bad things,” said Matienzo.
Cisneros’ parents told CBS4 once they discovered the relationship and found several hundred text messages on her phone between them, they pulled her out of school and started home schooling her.
Peraza is no longer a teacher but he was also her personal trainer.
Cisneros’ parents said they tried contacting him to no avail. They went to his apartment, but neighbors told them he had moved months ago.
Anyone with information is urged to call Miami-Dade Crimestoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.