Chandler Police Looking for Missing Girl Believed to be on the Run With Suspected Murder
|Chandler Police Department|
|Pedro Gaeta, 19, wanted for murder, is believed to be with missing 16-year-old Mixarai Zumaia.|
Mixarai Zumaia, 16, was last seen on Saturday morning at her home in Chandler.
Chandler police Detective Joseph Favazzo tells New Times that Zumaia probably is with 19-year-old Pedro Gaeta and that the two are possibly on their way to Mexico, Texas, or Oklahoma, where he is currently wanted for first-degree murder.
Favazzo says Zumaia was introduced to Gaeta by family members and that it's likely that the girl has a crush on him.
Zumaia, Favazzo says, may have gone with Gaeta freely but has since contacted her family suggesting that she's ready to come home.
Gaeta, who police say has connections in Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma, is described as about 5-foot-7, 125 pounds, and Hispanic.
Anyone with information about the two is asked to call the Chandler Police Department at 480-782-4130.