NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Authorities are searching for a missing 20-year-old woman who moved to New York from Mexico City just six months ago to pursue her modeling career.
Geraldine Mendez-Victoria left her Flatbush Avenue apartment in Lefferts-Gardens last Saturday and went to a party in Bushwick, 1010 WINS’ Samantha Liebman reported.
“Apparently she was at some sort of rooftop party, left after some kind of mental disturbance,” her roommate, Tom, said.
Mendez-Victoria used to live in the building where the party was held.
She moved into the Lefferts-Gardens apartment about a week ago.
Her father, Hugo Mendez, flew in Friday night to report his daughter missing after she didn’t call or post online for days.
“This is not like her, she is always in contact with her mother,” he told CBS2’s Ali Bauman.
Mendez, the NYPD and the Mexican consulate have been racking through any and all clues.
He found his daughter’s laptop, purse and, most disturbingly, her cellphone. He did not find her passport.
“A girl this age — she doesn’t leave home without her telephone,” he said.
Her roommates said she was having a hard time adjusting to life in New York.
“She had a really negative impression of the city, everything’s fake, everything’s artificial, and it seemed she was taking it very, very much to heart,” roommate Karina said.
Police said Mendez-Victoria was last seen at 345 Eldert Street in Brooklyn last Sunday around 2 a.m. Investigators scanned surveillance cameras in the area but have not caught sight of her.
She was wearing a black cardigan sweater and red multi-colored pants. She is described as 5 feet 5 inches tall, 110 pounds, with a thin build, black hair and brown eyes.
Her roommates had a message for her.
“We really hope that you’re OK, taking care of yourself. There are a lot of people who love you and want you to be safe and healthy. Reach out, get back to us,” Karina said.
Anyone with information in regards to the missing person is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.