North American Missing Persons Network
Margarette Ann Cuauhtli

Above Images: Cuauhtli, circa 2001
Far Right: Age-progressed to 26

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 11, 2001 from Arlington, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 25, 1984
  • Age: 16
  • Height: 5'5"
  • Weight: 130-135 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown/Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White/Hispanic/Asian
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Scar on right leg. Wears
    eyeglasses or blue-tinted contact lenses. Pierced ears.
  • Clothing: Shirt, a mini-skirt and zippered black boots.
  • AKA: "Ann"
  • Case Number: R0205004; NCMC935248

  • Details of Disappearance
    Margarette was last seen at her family's residence in Arlington, Texas on the morning of October 11, 2001. Margarette's father (possibly step-father), Gabriel Emilio Cuauhtli, reported her as a missing person. Gabriel claimed that his daughter was abducted by members of the Mexican Mafia and sold into prostitution. He said that men with shaved heads arrived at his home on Port Phillip Drive in Arlington and demanded ransom money in exchange for Margarette's release.

    Gabriel also claimed that he received several e-mails from Margarette after her disappearance. He said that the messages were sent from Mexico between October 2001 and February 2002. Authorities traced the e-mails back to Gabriel's office computer. He was arrested on suspicion of abducting his daughter in April 2002, and is currently serving a 20 year sentence on an unrelated charge.

    In August 2006, authorities spent eight hours digging in his backyard, but did not find any new evidence.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Texas Department Of Public Safety
    (800) 346-3243
    Arlington Police Department
    (817) 459-5667

    Source Information
    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    Dallas Morning News
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram