Published January 9, 2016
TAOS PUEBLO — Demetria Maestas, 16, of the Taos Pueblo, has been missing since last Sunday, January 3, 2016. Family members of Demetria are concerned about her safety and are asking to public to help them locate her.
Demetria was last seen Sunday at the Railrunner station in Bernalillo, New Mexico where she was to board a train at 4:46 p.m. to Santa Fe. From Santa Fe, she was due to board a shuttle to the Taos Pueblo, which she never did.
The 4 ft. 11 in. teen was wearing a pair of gray jeans, a faded gray sweater and a pair of black boots. Demetria wears glasses and was carrying a neon green backpack. She weighs 160 pounds; has brown eyes and hair is dyed orange.
“She is very close to her mother,” says Christina Loretto, a family cousin. “If she was a run-away, she would have contacted her friends by now.”
Demetria has not been on any social media since her disappearance, according to Loretta.
Demetria had stayed behind to spend more time with her extended family for an extra day after a birthday party for her little sister, who turned one-year-old. Her mother and other five siblings returned to the Taos Pueblo.
Because there were no witnesses when Demetria went missing, law enforcement will not issue an Amber alert, according to Loretto.
Anyone who may have seen suspicious activity involving Demetria last Sunday at the Railrunner station in Bernalillo or on the train to Santa Fe are asked to contact authorities. Additionally, anyone with information about the whereabouts of Demetria are asked to contact the Taos Tribal Police at 575-758-8645 or the New Mexico State Police at 575-758-1466.