Nine months later, pregnant Albuquerque woman still missing


An Albuquerque mother of two with another baby on the way has been missing for months. 

No one has seen or heard from her since November. 

Elizabeth Hernandez left her sister’s house on a chilly November night, and to her sister’s knowledge, was last seen by only one other person. 

“I see a lot of things that remind me of her,” Elizabeth’s brother said. 

“There was no reason for her to leave, no reason,” her sister, Amber Brooks, said. 

Amber Brooks was with Elizabeth the night before she disappeared. 

“I told her not to leave and I don’t know why, but I was just like, stay here,” she said. 

But Elizabeth did leave on that mid-November night with her boyfriend, Miguel Martinez. 

“Nobody heard from her since the moment she got in the car,” Brooks said. 

Martinez says he dropped her off in front of the Human Services Building or Bridge SW, but she never called him to pick her up. Then, all of her social media activity suddenly stopped. 

Thanksgiving, Christmas, and most notably her baby’s April due date came and went. 

“I felt at that time that there was no more hope left, because you know, apparently the baby never came out,” Brooks said. 

Amber Brooks says there was one person who did not want that baby to be born.

Miguel Martinez, the last person to see Elizabeth, is the baby’s father. 

“He didn’t want a child,” Brooks said. “I feel if he didn’t do something to her, he knows who did.” 

However, that’s something Albuquerque Police cannot confirm. 

“We can’t go off speculation. We have to go off of facts, so we’re looking for that one person who may have seen her since November who can help us with this case,” APD Officer Simon Drobik said.

Elizabeth’s two young kids and the rest of her family hope she’ll come home, but in their hearts, they doubt that day will ever come. 

“We don’t feel that she’s alive. I don’t think she is anymore,” her sisters, Jennifer and Amber Brooks, said. 

Miguel Martinez has not been charged with any crime. 

Elizabeth’s family is planning a search for her later this month. 

If you have any information about Elizabeth, you’re asked to call Crime Stoppers. You can remain anonymous. 

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