Was Alicia Navarro kidnapped? Police arrest a man at the location where an autistic teen turned herself in to cops – as authorities say she may now have Stockholm Syndrome after going missing four years ago aged 14
- Alicia Navarro reported to police in Le Havre, Montana on Wednesday
- A man was arrested several blocks away at an apartment complex
Alicia Navarro may have been kidnapped four years ago when she disappeared aged 14 after telling her mother ‘I’ll be back’, and is now plagued by Stockholm Syndrome, a former agent claims from the FBI.
The autistic teenager, now 18, walked into a Montana police station this week ready to go wherever she’s lived.
Much of what happened to her remains unknown, including whether she voluntarily went with anyone when she disappeared from her Arizona home in 2019, and whether she now intends to return home.
Alicia Navarro, now 18, walked into a Montana police station this week ready to go wherever she lived
Former FBI agent Jim Egleston says it’s possible Alicia has Stockholm Syndrome and it may take time for investigators to gain her trust and learn exactly what happened to her.
After reporting to police in Havre, Montana on Wednesday, a man was arrested at an apartment a few blocks away.
His arrest is believed to be related to Alicia’s disappearance, but it is unclear who exactly he is or why he is being held.
Glendale, Arizona police are investigating. They did not immediately respond to inquiries from DailyMail.com on Friday morning.
When they spoke with Alicia on FaceTime, she told them she wasn’t hurt.
An officer asks him: ‘Did someone hurt you in any way?’
“No, nobody hurt me,” Navarro replied.
Alicia’s mother had been searching for years for answers about where she had been
When she disappeared in 2019, Alicia left her mother a note saying, “I ran away. I’ll be back. I swear. I’m sorry.’
Former FBI agent Jim Egleston said AZ.com that she may be plagued by Stockholm Syndrome – a psychological state where kidnapping victims begin to sympathize and even like their captors.
Alicia is shown shortly before her disappearance in 2018. She was 14 at the time
“One of the keys to unraveling what happened to her and holding anyone who may have been with her accountable, investigators are going to have to spend time and build trust and a relationship with her through a series of contacts and discussions. interviews.
“Regardless of whether or not she was diagnosed with autism, what strikes me is what I’ve seen in many of the victims I’ve helped recover when I was working on these cases.
“And it’s often that they don’t recognize that they are a victim. It used to be called Stockholm Syndrome. Now we are talking about a traumatic bond, ”he explained.
When she disappeared from her family home in 2019, Alicia left a note for her mother which read: ‘I ran away. I’ll be back. I swear. I’m sorry.’
Alicia’s mother, Jessica Nunez, posted a moving video on social media after her discovery
Since then, there had been no sign of her.
Her mother, Jessica Nunez, had pleaded for years for information on her whereabouts, paying for billboards in several states in hopes someone could lead her to her daughter.
Since being found, Jessica has updated her public Facebook page – where she had asked for information – to speak of her relief.
“I want to give glory to God for answering my prayers. Miracles do happen – never give up hope. My daughter had been missing since September 2019. She was found safe and sound. I don’t know the details. This is my daughter, she’s alive and she’s safe.
“I don’t have details, but the important thing is that she is alive.
“I want to thank God and the community.”