Boston police believe a Roxbury woman missing since August may be staying in New York or reunited with her husband, despite recently obtaining a restraining order against him, police Superintendent Kevin Buckley said Thursday.
Maria Altagracia Reina-Delacruz, 20, who also uses the name Maria Serret-Tejeda, and her 1-year-old son, Royce Noe Reina-Serret, have not been seen since Aug. 17, police have said.
A restraining order was issued against her husband, Noe Reina-Delacruz, in early August and expired a few days after she was last seen, Buckley said. Further information about the restraining order was not immediately available.
Reina-Delacruz, the husband, is also missing, he said, and the couple may have reconciled.
“There are a lot of possibilities,” Buckley said. “The best one, in my opinion, is that she is back with the husband … and they are living together.”
Buckley said officers had spoken with Altagracia Reina-Delacruz’s relatives and those of her husband but neither police nor family have been able to locate her and the child. He said police have no reason to believe Altagracia Reina-Delacruz and her son have been harmed, but until detectives know their whereabouts, there is reason for concern.
“We’d feel a lot more comfortable if we’re able to talk to her, [and] see her and the child,” he said.
Altagracia Reina-Delacruz is described as 5-feet-4 and 125 pounds, with a thin build and dyed blonde hair.
Police asked anyone with information on their whereabouts to call them at 617-343-4275. People who want to provide information anonymously can call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or by texting ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).
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