Missing 14-year-old Kennewick girl may be in Mexico

Missing 14-year-old Kennewick girl may be in Mexico
Edwardo Flores Rosales (left) and Elizabeth Romero
KENNEWICK, Wash. - Kennewick police believe a missing 14-year-old girl or the 19-year-old man suspected of abducting her have tried to contact friends since an Amber Alert was issued last week.

Sgt. Ken Lattin told the Tri-City Herald someone in the Tri-Cities knows something and police just want to make sure the girl is safe.

Police say the two met through Facebook. Both have family in Mexico, and Lattin says it's possible they have crossed the border.

The girl, Elizabeth Romero, 14, was last seen getting into an early 2000s green Ford Escape at 1800 West 7th Ave. in Kennewick.

Her family believes she may be with Edwardo Flores Rosales, 19.

Romero is described as a Hispanic girl, standing 5-feet-3-inches, weighing 130 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a white top and dark pants carrying a backpack and pink purse.

Rosales is described as a 19-year-old Hispanic man, 5-feet-9-inches in height, weighing 225 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

The dark green Ford Escape was equipped with a temporary plate.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kennewick police at 509-585-4208, or call 911.