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Keyla Contreras, 18: Deaf-Mute Teen Vanishes From NYC In 2012

Very little is known about Keyla and her case.



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A teenager from New York went missing nearly 10 years ago and still, it is difficult to find any information about the development of her case. Keyla Contreras was reportedly last seen at her home in East Harlem in the borough of Manhattan, but the circumstances surrounding her disappearance remain unclear.

What is known is that the 18-year-old’s residence was located on Second Avenue, near East 122nd Street. It was around 7:00 a.m. when Keyla Contreras was last seen, but by who is unknown. The Village Voice reported that Keyla left her residence and never returned. Where she may have been traveling to and if she planned on meeting with anyone hasn’t been shared.

Concerns were immediately heightened because Keyla Contreras is both deaf and mute, causing urgency in the search for the teen. However, I was unable to find substantial local news reports about Keyla’s case. It is unknown if authorities held a press conference or created a missing person flyer for the disabled teen. Additionally, there is only one photo of Keyla in circulation (above).

At the time of her disappearance, Keyla Contreras stood 5 feet tall and weighed 115 pounds. She had black/dark brown hair and brown eyes. Keyla was last seen wearing an orange hooded sweatshirt, a blue jacket, jeans, and gray boots. Keyla is described as “Black/Hispanic/Latino” and she would be 27-years-old at the time of this publication.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the New York City Police Department – Missing Persons Squad at (212) 694-7781, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or their local authorities. Her agency case number is KNMP431.

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