Missing flyers can be found on every block in downtown Brownsville, the area where Kimberly Avila was last seen. Her legal name is Ramiro Avila but lives as a woman and frequently visited bars in the downtown Brownsville area.
According to previous reports by News Center 23’s Derick Garcia, her family told police she was dropped off Friday, May 12th, there has been no communication with her and the family’s numbers on the flyer are no longer in service.
The Texas Department Of Public Safety has classifications for missing persons cases; Amber is children under the age of 17, Silver is for 65 years of age and older, blue is for suspects accused of killing or seriously injuring an officer or are public threat and Endangered Missing Persons are for those with an intellectual disability.
Kimberly’s case does not fall under the DPS classifications, Eddie Garcia with Brownsville Police has handled missing persons cases before, in his experience tips from the public can play a big role, “people can even end up getting a cash reward.”
With two weeks since her disappearance Garcia says investigators are on the case, “we’re encouraging people to come forward with any information that might lead to locating Kimberly.”
Kimberly was last seen wearing a black dress, high heels and a black wig, the same clothes in the last photo taken of her is on the missing flyer, “every case is different. No cases are alike and that’s why the community’s participation helps us locate these missing people.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact Brownsville Police at 956-546-TIPS.