Police are searching for a missing Texas mom who disappeared after going to a concert on a date more than a week ago and believe the 29-year-old may be “endangered.”
Erika Gaytan was last seen Saturday, July 13 at a concert at the El Paso County Coliseum, wearing a white dress. The missing mom posted to social media several times during the concert, but vanished later that night or early in the morning of July 14, according to local station KFOX.
The man Gaytan had been on a date with later said the two parted ways after the concert when Gaytan called for an Uber, according to statements friends and family made to local station KVIA.
However, those who knew Gaytan don’t believe the missing mom would have called for an Uber if she was on a date.
They have also voiced concerns about her current whereabouts and said it’s unlike her to have gone anywhere without her 7-year-old son.
Her son’s father, Viktor Renovato, told KFOX the last time he heard from Gaytan was around 9:30 p.m. the night she disappeared when she texted him to ask for a photo of her son at the movies. He hasn’t heard from her since.
“Anything she’s doing, she always has her phone. This is not like her,” he said. “When I have my son, she always calls me, she always texts me, she always calls me to talk to him.”
Renovato said he is cooperating with investigators and gave them access to his phone as part of their investigation.
Although its been more than a week since Gaytan disappeared, Renovato said he has not yet told his son that she is missing but believes the young child “knows something is going on.”
“It’s a devastating week,” he said.
He described Gaytan as a friendly person who is a “really good mother.”
El Paso Police released a photo of Gaytan in the white dress she was wearing when she disappeared. They described the missing mom in a post to social media as 5’4” and weighing 120 pounds. She has brown shoulder length hair and brown eyes, with a piercing on her bottom lip.
Anyone with information about Gaytan’s whereabouts is urged to contact authorities.
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