Wednesday, March 25, 2015


Missing teen found alive after 10 years: Married with children in Mexico

A teen abducted 10-years-ago from Wisconsin is found alive and living in Mexico. She now has a husband and three children. The family said they never gave up hope that Connie McCallister was alive and their beliefs rang true, according to theHuffington Post on Nov. 7.
McCallister vanished in August of 2004 when she was just 16-years-old. She said she was drugged and taken to Mexico against her will by the boyfriend she was dating at the time. McCallister’s aunt, Florence Volzka spoke to the media about her niece’s ordeal.
McCallister was reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children by a church missionary who saw her in Mexico. This set the wheels in motion to find the teen missing for a decade. Connie McCallister is now a married woman with three children.
She is not married to the boyfriend who abducted her, but to another man she met while in Mexico. Her aunt told the media that she’s asked for help in getting home, but she won’t come back home without her children.
When she was 16, McCallister started dating a 22-year-old man, who is wanted today on sexual assault charges in another case. This man told McCallister everything she wanted to hear, said her friend Judy Weise. The last time anyone heard from Connie is when she called her sister and said, “He won’t bring me back.”
Authorities believed long-ago that the honor student was brought to Mexico, but they were never able to get a lead on her location. This is where the story gets a little hard to understand. Connie said she managed to escape her captive years ago, but because she could not speak Spanish, she couldn’t contact her family in the U.S., which sounds a bit strange. Wouldn’t a collect phone call to home be the only thing she would have needed to do?
She got a job as a field hand to support herself and this is where she met her husband. If a U.S. court grants permission, Connie plans to return to her hometown with her husband and her three children. Connie and her husband have two children ages three and five, with her oldest child, who is seven, fathered by another man she had dated while in Mexico.
The family is ecstatic that Connie is alive and well and they can’t wait to see her again.

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