In July, we shared a missing report of Nahomi Rodriguez today we wanted to report the following update:
Remains discovered in a canal late last week have been positively identified as missing Texas teenNahomi Rodriguez , who disappeared in July.
A set of bones were uncovered by a farmer working on the canal last Thursday. On Saturday, using dental records, authorities positively identified the remains as belonging to Nahomi. The case is now being investigated as a homicide.
“There was a lot of evidence recovered at the scene,” Harlingen Police Chief Jefferey Addickes said at a press conference Monday. “We are very hopeful that — bringing Nahomi home — that we find the person or persons responsible.”
Several members of Nahomi’s family spoke at the press conference Monday. Nahomi’s father, Ramiro Rodriguez, who spoke with Dateline last summer about his daughter’s disappearance, asked for anyone with information to come forward.
“We need help. Anybody — somebody knows something. We need her friends’ help to get to the bottom of this,” Ramiro told several reporters outside. “Somebody knows something. That’s it.”
Nahomi’s family has been extremely active in their search for Nahomi since the teen disappeared on the night of July 17, after leaving work at a McDonald’s in Harlingen, Texas.
Source: NBC NEWS
A Go Fund Me account was recently set up and stated to be on behalf Nahomi’s burial.