Things That Matter

This 13-Year-Old Girl From Bakersfield, California Has Gone Missing

On July 1, Patricia “Patty” Alatorre’s family reported her missing. According to the site Black and Missing, a total of 230,302 minorities out of 612,846 people were reported missing in the United States. We’re hoping this report ensures Alatorre won’t be another FBI’s statistic which has seen nearly 87,500 active missing persons on record each year.

According to the Bakersfield Police Department, Alatorre was last seen in Bakersfield at 11:30 pm.

Alatorre se describe como de 5 pies, 90 libras, con cabello castaño y ojos marrones. Fue vista por última vez en Crescent Ridge Street cerca de Hosking Avenue y Wible Road en Bakersfield. El lunes, la policía arrestó a Armando Cruz de Inglewood por su presunta participación en la desaparición de Alatorre. Es un hombre de 24 años de California y ha sido acusado en relación con la desaparición de Alatorre y, según los informes, tal vez su asesinato.

“Cruz was booked into Kern County Jail and charged with murder and sexual assault of a juvenile,” People.com reports and according to the Kern County Jail website he is being held without bail.

Earlier this week, detectives took a vehicle that matched the description of the suspicious truck that had been seen in the area at the time of Alatorre’s disappearance. The truck is a white pick-up.

Police have yet to reveal whether Alatorre’s remains have been found and Cruz has yet to enter a plea. Still, if you know anything about the case please be sure to contact Bakersfield police.

Bakersfield Police is urging the public with any information to contact Detective Ursery at 661-326-3871 or the Kern County Secret Witness hotline at 661-322-4040.

Notice any needed corrections? Please email us at corrections@wearemitu.com