Colorado authorities say they have new lead in 1982 disappearance of Rocky Ford teens

Posted at 2:15 PM, Oct 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-23 16:15:25-04

ROCKY FORD, Colo. – Colorado authorities say they have new information about the 1982 disappearance of two Rocky Ford girls – a case that has been cold for more than three decades.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation and Rocky Ford Police Department said Monday they were following up on the new information related to the Nov. 1, 1982 disappearance of Victoria Sanchez and Yvonne Mestas.

The teen girls were both 15 when they went missing after last been seen at Rocky Ford High School that day almost 35 years ago.

CBI and the police department said they couldn’t comment on the new information they had learned, but said they were asking anyone with details about the case or the girls to call their tip line at 719-647-5999, option 2.

“Although decades have passed, we are actively working with our partners at the Rocky Ford Police Department on this long-term missing persons’ case to help determine what happened to Victoria and Yvonne,” said CBI Pueblo Agent Kevin Koback.

Sanchez had a surgical scar on her left arm from a broken elbow, and Mestas had a large birthmark on her buttocks, CBI said.

The agency also released age-progression photos of Sanchez that estimate what she might look like now. The photos can be seen above. More information on the cases of Sanchez and Mestas can be found at the respective links.