THE BRONX, N.Y. (PIX11) — The Connecticut father of a missing honor student, who disappeared two days ago, said she turned up Monday afternoon at her mother’s Bronx home “literally after [PIX11 News’] article.”
“Thank you so much,” Diosel Rodriguez said while notifying reporter Mary Murphy that his daughter was back safely with her family. “She just showed up. It was literally after your news article. That’s what did it.”
Rodriguez said he was preparing to take the 15-year old girl back to West Haven, Connecticut, where he moved with his daughter six years ago.
“We’re going to West Haven so the police see her physically,” he explained, “because there’s still an alert.”
Earlier Monday, Rodriguez said he had moved his daughter from the West 176th Street area of the Bronx to give his daughter “a better environment, better schooling.”
Rodriguez said his daughter was on the honor roll at school until her grandfather died last October. The teen had been very close to her grandfather growing up.
Rodriguez said the teen’s grades started dropping after she met a new boyfriend in the Bronx.
“We’re just glad she’s back home safe,” the father said. “She’s very vulnerable at the moment. She just seems very tired.”