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Family looking for help finding teen nearly two years after disappearance

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Brunswick County family is looking for help finding a teenage girl missing for nearly two years.

Rachel Natacha Owens was last seen on the morning of May 5, 2011, getting off her school bus at school in Boiling Spring Lakes and getting into a small dark color car. Investigators say the car may have had a South Carolina tag. She was 15 years old at the time.

Today, her family will meet with Brunswick County Sheriff’s investigators and the FBI. They will also issue a public plea for help.

Investigators say Owens has run away in the past and was found in the company of Santos Pacheco-Sarmiento. She has expressed wanting to go to Mexico and may be going by the name “Raquel.” Owens has not had any contact with any of her friends or family.

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is offering a $500 reward for the whereabouts of Owens.

If you have any information, contact Det. Holly Locklear at (910) 880-4950 or Lt. Donna Simpson at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office or call 911. If you wish to submit an anonymous tip, please visit the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office website and go to submit a tip.

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