The Hendry County Sheriff's Office says they are looking for 13 yr old Vanessa Carbajal. Investigators say that She was last seen Tuesday at approximately 6:15 am, when she left her residence for school but did not return home. It was discovered that she had removed her school books from her backpack and had taken clothes with her when she left.
Vanessa is considered a runaway juvenile and may be in the company of 23 year old, H/M Jose Valasco Ventura, who has had temporary custody in the past.
Jose is believed to have a brother, Lucio Valasco, and possibly other family members in Moultrie, Ga. Moultrie authorities are aware of the situation. Law enforcement in the Moultrie area have attempted to contact family members but have so far been unsuccessful.
According to family members in LaBelle, Jose does not have a job or a vehicle, Jose left the home on a blue 10 speed type bicycle in LaBelle, Florida this past weekend.
It has been discovered that Vanessa has several Facebook accounts, to include one in which she uses Valasco as her last name.
If you have seen or have any information on the whereabouts of either 13 year old,Vanessa Carbajal or 23 year old, Jose Valasco Ventura you are asked to call the Hendry County Sheriff's Office at (863) 674-5600 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.