FBI Expands Missing Girl Search, Offers $5,000 Reward
The Charlotte Division of the FBI and the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are seeking new tips to find a teenage girl who has been missing for five years. Rachel Natacha Owens was last seen getting into a car outside of her school on May 5, 2011. Rachel rode the school bus to South Brunswick High School in Boiling Spring Lakes, North Carolina. She got off the bus and was seen on surveillance video getting into a small, dark-colored car with a possible South Carolina license plate.
The FBI received information that Rachel may have been seen in Columbus, Ohio as recently as 2014. Special agents are expanding the investigation to Ohio and offering a new $5,000 reward for information that leads to the recovery of Rachel and the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for her disappearance. She is now 20 years old and may go by “Raquel” or “Rakel.”
- Date(s) of Birth: September 18, 1995
- Place of Birth: West Virginia
- Height: 5’5” to 5’6”
- Weight: 115 to 120 pounds
- Hair: Blonde
- Eyes: Hazel
- Sex: Female
- Race: White
- Scars and Marks: Owens has pierced ears.
- Remarks: Rachel Owens is known to frequently change her hair color. She typically dyes it black with a blue or red tint.
Rachel had run away in the past and expressed a desire to go to Mexico. Rachel has not had contact with any family members or friends since the day she left her high school.
The FBI is using a combination of social media publicity including Facebook and Twitter and billboards in North Carolina and Ohio to publicize her disappearance and generate tips from the public to find her. New missing posters in both English and Spanish will be featured on the FBI’s website.
Rachel may be with a man of Hispanic descent, who is much older than she is and who possibly works in the construction business.
Anyone with information on Rachel’s whereabouts should call 1-800-CALL FBI, that’s 1-800-225-5324 or the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office at 910-253-2777.