Teenager missing for four years flees with 36-year-old man after resurfacing

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A photo of Alicia Navarro that was used during the four years investigators spent looking for her, before she turned up in Montana last month
A photo of Alicia Navarro that was used during the four years investigators spent looking for her, before she turned up in Montana last month

A teenager missing for four years who finally resurfaced when she walked into a police station has now fled with a 36-year-old man.

Alicia Navarro made headlines when she was reported missing by her mum at age 14 - four years ago. She resurfaced on July 23, walking into a police station and asking to be removed off the missing persons list.

Now, it appears she has fled the apartment she shared with a 36-year-old man, Eddie Davis, a night-shift worker at the local Walmart. With no suggestion that Davis was involved in her initial disappearance, police stated that Navarro was an adult and free to go.

According to reports from neighbours, Davis' relatives helped the two load their belongings into a car before they took off.

"Alicia is an adult, so it will be her decision as to whether or not she remains in Montana, returns to Arizona, or goes elsewhere, regardless of the investigation," said Gina Winn, a spokesman for Havre police.

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Teenager missing for four years flees with 36-year-old man after resurfacingAlicia talks to police after being found safe nearly four years later

When she turned up at the police station, officers interviewed Alicia via video call, and in the footage, the girl appears distressed as they ask her questions relating to her case. "Did anybody hurt you while you were away?" the police asked.

Alicia replies, saying, "No, no one hurt me," then mumbles a bit and touches her face in agony, desperately searching for her next words. "Our goal is we just want to make sure you are safe," an officer says. She replies: "I understand that."

Teenager missing for four years flees with 36-year-old man after resurfacingEddy Davis, 36, a night stocker at Walmart who lives in Havre (Facebook)

The police have said the investigation is "far from over," according to a spokesperson. "We are only (beginning) to put together the puzzle that is her disappearance and her return. I would only ask for patience," said Lieutenant Scott Waite, who is leading the investigation, during a press conference.

"We can only imagine what she's going through as well as her family. This is probably only the beginning of where this investigation will go."

Now, Alicia's mum Jessica Nuñez has asked the public to "move on" in a video posted to the 'Finding Alicia' Facebook group. In the video, she says: "I could never have kept going without all of your love, help and well wishes. I can’t even put into words the amount of gratitude I have for you all.

Teenager missing for four years flees with 36-year-old man after resurfacingHer mother asked for peace and for the public to leave her family alone in a plea to social media (Fox 10)

“But now that we know Alicia is alive, I have to ask one more favour of you. I know you want answers and I do, too. But the public’s search for answers has taken a turn for the dangerous. I have been harassed, my family has been attacked all over the internet — the public has gone from trying to help Alicia to do things like trying to show up to her house and putting her safety in jeopardy."

Yelena Mandenberg

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