This Waco, Texas Woman Has Been Missing for a Month – Seen Her?
A Waco, Texas woman's family says she was last seen on March 26th, 2022.
Have You Seen Elizabeth Rios of Waco?
Rios has blond hair, brown eyes, and is 44 years old. If you have any information about her disappearance or whereabouts, contact the Waco Police Department at 254-750-7500.
Why the Delay?
A family member of Rios reported her missing Monday evening. Many people on the Waco Police Facebook page have asked why it took so long to report the missing woman, since she hasn't been seen by anyone since the end of March. It's unclear what caused the delay, but her family says she has not contacted them in any way.
Missing Adults in Texas
In Texas, more than 46,000 people were reported as missing last year, and almost 13,000 of those missing were adults, according to Texas Center For The Missing. In 2021, 3,292 new missing adult cases were filed in Harris County.
Missing Persons in the United States
According to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, over 600,000 persons go missing in the United States every year. As of 2022, according to World Population Review, these are the 10 states with the most missing persons:
- California (2,133)
- Florida (1,252)
- Texas (1,246)
- Arizona (915)
- Washington (643)
- New York (606)
- Michigan (556)
- Oregon (432)
- Pennsylvania (401)
- Tennessee (361)
Waiting Period to Report Missing Person
Under Texas law there is no waiting period before a record of a missing person can be filed, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.