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Female Fort Bliss soldier who went missing under ‘suspicious’ circumstances is found safe

27–year old Oranda Herminette Perez Moctezuma.
27–year old Oranda Herminette Perez Moctezuma.

UPDATE: Fort Bliss officials told ABC-7 that soldier Oranda Herminette Perez Moctezuma, who prompted a search effort after she went missing under "suspicious circumstances," was found "in good health" late Wednesday afternoon.

In a later statement, El Paso police said Moctezuma was located when she returned to her home around 3 p.m.

"She had no apparent injuries (and) foul play is not suspected in her absence," the statement said.

Neither Army or police officials provided any further details.

ORIGINAL REPORT: EL PASO, Texas — The "suspicious" disappearance of a female Fort Bliss solider was being investigated by Crimes Against Persons detectives with the El Paso Police Department, officials said Wednesday.

Police were searching for 27–year-old Oranda Herminette Perez Moctezuma, who investigators indicated "was last heard from by family on Easter Sunday and was unaccounted for during Tuesday morning formation" at the U.S. Army post.

She was described by authorities as an Hispanic female, 5’5” tall, 130 pounds with brown hair and eyes.

Detectives said Moctezuma’s car, which contained numerous personal items, was found abandoned around the intersection of Mesa Street and Montana Avenue near downtown.

While they had not found any evidence of any foul play, "circumstances behind Moctezuma’s disappearance at this point are suspicious," police said in a statement.

The investigation into the vanishing solider was being coordinated by EPPD along with officials at Fort Bliss. They asked that anyone with information contact police detectives at (915) 212-4040 or call 911.

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Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.



  1. Damn KVIA how about getting all the facts before publishing a horror story to scare scoobie doo doo and his/her cohorts. So where was she KVIA? Ah yes. got drunk and went AWOL. But of course female Hispanics never do that.

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