Tags: connie mccallister | teen | missing | living | mexico

Connie McCallister, Teen Missing 10 Years, Living in Mexico With 3 Kids

Thursday, 07 Nov 2013 01:11 PM

By Alexandra Ward

Connie McCallister, a Wisconsin woman who disappeared nearly 10 years ago when she was just 16 years old, is alive and living in Mexico with her three young children, officials announced this week.

In 2004, McCallister, who was then an honor student and track star at Athens High School, started dating a 22-year-old man who reportedly drugged her and took her to Mexico against her will.

"He told her everything that she needed to hear, and she got involved with him," Judy Weise, a McCallister family friend, told the Journal Sentinel. "They went to a party in Milwaukee and [McCallister] called her sister and said, 'He won't bring me back,' and that's the last anyone heard from her."

Editor's Note: ObamaCare Is Here. Are You Prepared?

The next nine years passed without any leads, until September when a Mexican church mission contacted the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and told them McCallister, now 26, was there and wanted to come home.

"We have confirmed, through conversations on Skype, that this is really Connie, and she did ask for help in getting home," Wausau Police Capt. Greg Hagenbucher told the Daily Herald. "But she won’t come back without her children."

McCallister reportedly managed to escape her abductor soon after she was taken to Mexico. That man is now wanted on sexual assault charges stemming from a different case, according to the Herald.

She reportedly told police she couldn’t contact her family in the U.S. because she didn’t speak Spanish, so she got a job as a field hand and met her current husband. They have two children, ages 3 and 5. McCallister also has a 7-year-old from another man she briefly dated in Mexico.

Weise told the Sentinel that McCallister plans on moving her family to Athens, Wis., as long as a U.S. court grants her husband permission to stay.

"We're just so excited because this story will be a happy one," Weise said. "Not many families can have this happy ending."

Editor's Note: Do You Support Obamacare? Vote in Urgent National Poll

Related Stories:

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

The 2016 'Book Race': GOP Candidates Like Ben Carson, Huckabee Sell Like Hotcakes

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 20:50 PM

If potential Republican presidential candidates' recent book sales are a strong indication of their electability, then B . . .

Smoke on Boston Train Scares Passengers Who Bust Out Windows to Escape

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 19:37 PM

A commute on Boston's Red Line Thursday morning turned into chaos as smoke filled the train and passengers broke out win . . .

Seth Jackson Sentence: Foster Dad Gets 32 Months in Hot Car Death

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 18:50 PM

Kansas foster dad Seth Jackson was sentenced to 32 months in prison Friday for the July death of a 10-month-old girl who . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved