Amber Alert discontinued for missing 13-year-old Rio Grande Valley girl

Esmeralda Mireles has been found, according to local law enforcement

Esmeralda Mireles, 13, was reported missing from Weslaco on Feb. 29, 2024 (Amber Alert)

WESLACO, TexasUPDATE (8:39 p.m., March 1, 2024): An Amber Alert issued Friday for a missing Rio Grande Valley girl has been discontinued.

Esmeralda Mireles, a 13-year-old from Weslaco, has been located, according to the city’s police department.

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** MISSING PERSON/WELFARE CONCERN UPDATE** The Weslaco Police Department wishes to inform the public that Esmeralda...

Posted by Weslaco Police Department on Friday, March 1, 2024

Below is the original story from Friday morning.


An Amber Alert was issued Friday for a missing 13-year-old girl who was last seen early Thursday morning in Weslaco.

Esmeralda Mireles was last seen wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans in the 100 block of N. Kansas.

She is 5 feet, 6 inches tall, weighs 145 pounds and has orange hair and brown eyes.

Weslaco Police are looking for Luis Gomez, 37, in connection with her disappearance.

He’s 5 feet, 3 inches tall, weighs 140 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.

He was driving a maroon 2001 Chevrolet Silverado with Texas license plate number GCW9494.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Weslaco Police Department at 956-968-8591.

Police believe Esmeralda is in grave or immediate danger.

Weslaco is located in the Rio Grande Valley.

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