This daughter has some serious explaining to do. Rachel Natacha Owens, who was last seen getting into a mystery car outside her school five years ago, has just been found living under a new identity.
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Aged just 15 in 2011, Rachel vanished without a trace, leading to a massive nation-wide search operation with a $5,000 reward attached. Police say she disappeared “on her own will” and went to “great lengths to intentionally conceal her whereabouts.” But why?
Surveillance footage from security cameras at South Brunswick High School in North Carolina show Rachel getting off her school bus and getting into a small and dark-colored car in the parking lot. That was the last time anybody in the small town had seen Rachel before vanishing for 5 years. While clearly floored by this act, her parents had seen the all warning signs. Rachel had run away before, however had always returned within a couple days. This time, Rachel wanted to be gone for good.
During the investigation, investigators found a story she wrote before disappearing in which she expressed a desire to travel to Mexico. Whats more, her friends also told investigators they had heard that Rachel went to Mexico. At one point, investigators stated that she may be with a Hispanic man who is older and works in construction. As a result, the FBI along with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office, worked tirelessly around several leads in both the U.S. and Mexico, FBI Special Agent Rich Novelli said. But the investigations were going nowhere.