Missing pregnant woman left voluntarily

February 6, 2010 10:17:39 AM PST
Authorities in northern New Jersey say a pregnant woman who disappeared just days before her due date actually left home voluntarily. Lt. Edgar Martinez, a Jersey City police spokesman, said the agency has video proof that 27-year-old Aileen Cepeda Velasquez left the United States late last month and went to Puerto Rico.

However, she's still classified as a missing person because authorities haven't spoken with her. They're also trying to determine whether the Jersey City woman is, in fact, pregnant.

Velasquez - a native of Puerto Rico who is the mother of two young girls - has not been seen since Jan. 26, when she went to the store to buy a soda.

Her boyfriend, who is the father of the children, lives in Puerto Rico. Relatives say she planned to visit him soon, but declined further comment.


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