The family of a New York City woman last seen on a subway train on New Year’s Eve say it’s different from her not checking in or going so long out of contact.
“She is usually active on social media. She has never been gone for a long period of time without anyone knowing,” Jessenia Robles, 20, said of her cousin Adamaruis “Yuri” Garcia.
Garcia was last seen around 11:15 p.m. Saturday on a northbound N train at Queensboro Plaza. His mother reported her missing on Monday.
Police said Wednesday that Garcia was still missing, but provided no further updates.
Robles, of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, is one of several family members who traveled to Queens to join the search for Garcia, putting up missing persons flyers Wednesday near where the 21-year-old woman was last seen.
“I don’t think she was gone for a long period of time, four days without contacting anyone, especially her boyfriend,” Robles said.
She said no one at the Manhattan restaurant where Garcia works as a hostess has heard from her either. Other restaurant staff said that Ella Garcia had worked until 9:00 pm the night she disappeared.
Before she disappeared, Garcia had spoken with her boyfriend and arranged to meet at her Queens home, Robles said.
“It’s very out of character for her. We really don’t know what happened. We just hope he’s okay,” Robles said.
Garcia, who is approximately 4 feet 11 inches tall, was wearing a long-sleeved black dress, black socks and black and white sneakers, according to New York City police.
mirna alsharif Y Madelyn Urabe contributed.