Volunteer search effort to find missing woman

Volunteer search effort to find missing woman

COCHISE COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The family of a woman ,who went missing while hiking in the Chiricahua Mountains, is organizing a volunteer search effort. The search for Janet Castrejon will happen this weekend.

Castrejon disappeared June 19 while camping at Rustler Park in southeast Arizona. Some believe she wandered away, became disoriented or got hurt, but there has been no sign of the 44-year-old woman from Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Her family believes she was abducted. Relatives have been reaching out to news outlets as well as the Mexican Consulate in the event Castrejon was picked up by smugglers and taken into Mexico.

Castrejon suffered a traumatic brain injury when she was 18, and is now partially blind with the mental capacity of a 5-year-old child. Castrejon is 5-fee 2-inches tall and weighs 250 lbs. She was last seen wearing a white long sleeve shirt with black writing, blue jeans, white tennis shoes with red on the sides.

Those interested in participating in the search effort on August 1 and 2, please call Janet's father, Dr. Eduardo Castrejon at (575) 524-9119.  The number is an office line and callers are asked to leave their name and number with a receptionist.

If anyone has any information regarding Janet Castrejon, call 911 or the Cochise County Sheriff's Department at 800-362-0812.

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