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
Weight: 130-135 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown/Black
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Characteristics: Scar on right leg. Wears
eyeglasses or blue-tinted contact lenses. Pierced ears.
Clothing: Shirt, a mini-skirt and zippered black boots.
Case Number: R0205004; NCMC935248
Details of Disappearance
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.
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.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Texas Department Of Public Safety
Arlington Police Department
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Texas Department of Public Safety
Dallas Morning News
Fort Worth Star-Telegram