Family of Missing Teen Worries She's in Sex Trade
March 29, 2013, 7:35 am
16-year old Isabella Castillo was last seen by family members on Monday. She sent a text from an unknown number to her aunt which read, "Cym this is Isabella. I wanted you to know I'm safe. I'm so sorry for doing this and I'm sorry for putting stress on you. I keep trying to do better, but I keep messing up and (I don't know) how to fix it. I'm sorry. If you reply I won't get your message. I'm sorry. I love you and thank you for everything. I'm safe".
Family members tell The Columbian Castillo ran away about 10-months ago, befriending another girl who is involved in the underground world of child sex trafficking and they worry Isabella may now be involved. Experts hope she can be found quickly, because the longer someone is involved in that world, the harder it is to get them out.
Anyone with information about Castillo can call 911 or the Vancouver Police Department's detective unit at (360) 487-7400.