Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Francheska Martinez of 17th Avenue was seen at 17th Avenue and East 22nd Street by her twin sister, Mishela Martinez.
Mishela saw her from the kitchen window of their house.
Francheska told her sister she was going to the store.
Francheska's stepfather arrived at the store a few minutes later and the store owner told him that Francheska had never arrived.
At 1:30 p.m., Francheska phoned her house, saying she was at the Great Falls with friends.
She asked Mishela not to tell anybody and hung up.
Family members haven't heard from her since and said the seventh-grader at School 24 had never stayed out late and always came home after school.
Francheska had told a friend that she was interested in going to the Puerto Rican Day Parade in Manhattan on June 11.
Francheska did not have a fight with her family and was doing well at school.
Friends of the girl have reported that Francheska had been dating a 22-year-old man, unknown to her family.
The girl was described by family members as very friendly.
The clothes she was wearing when she was reported missing were found outside her mother's house.
She may be in the company of her twin sister, Misheila Martinez.
Authorities suspect the two are together, although Francheska apparently took off first in the summer of 2000.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Paterson Police Department
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
The Record (New Jersey)