Search still on for missing 12-year-old girl


Investigators with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office are still searching for 12-year-old Isabeth Yanez who was last seen on Dec. 27. Investigators said the Fayette County girl may be with 20-year-old Simon Quintana Guiterrez near Acapulco, Mexico.

Det. Ethan Harper said that Yanez was last seen at her home on Dec. 27 and was reported missing at approximately 6 a.m. on Dec. 28. Yanez is a 12-year-old Hispanic female, 5-feet-2-inches in height and weighing 115 pounds. She has long brown hair and was last seen wearing light colored blue jeans, white shirt and a black jacket.

Harper said Yanez may be in the company of 20-year-old Simon Quintana Guiterrez, of an unknown address, who was likely driving a loaned red 1996 Chevrolet Camaro convertible with a black top during the time Yanez went missing.

Sheriff’s spokesperson Brent Rowan on Monday said the Camaro was recovered Dec. 30 at the Publix grocery store on Ga. Highway 74 South in Peachtree City.

Investigators believe that Yanez and Guiterrez are currently located in a city near Acapulco, Mexico, according to Rowan. Fayette County Investigators are working with the local Mexican authorities, the United States Marshals Service and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to locate the missing child, Rowan said.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Yanez or Guiterrez is asked to contact Det. Ethan Harper at the Fayette County Sheriff Office at 770-716-4763.