1 year after Albuquerque woman disappeared, family still searching for answers | KOB 4

1 year after Albuquerque woman disappeared, family still searching for answers

Kassi Nelson
November 11, 2018 11:03 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Like most moms, all Jennifer Brooks wants for the holidays is for her entire family to be together.


“I just recently moved and I had bought her a couple of Christmas presents and I found them in the closet when I was packing,” she said. “That was really hard.”

Hard doesn’t even begin to describe Brooks’ past year. Her daughter, 29-year-old Elizabeth Hernandez, disappeared this week in 2017. Liz was four months pregnant with her third child.

“There’s no trace of her anywhere,” Brooks said. “She’s always had to be on food stamps, she would have had to be on Medicaid to have the baby and she hasn’t done anything with that.”

Her sister Amber Brooks said Liz’s boyfriend came to pick her up from her house on November 16th, 2017.

“Ever since she got in his truck I never heard a word from her,” she said.

The boyfriend told police he dropped her off for an appointment at the Human Services Department in Southwest Albuquerque. But Liz’s family doesn’t buy it. Police suspect foul play, but no one has been arrested. Brooks said the worst part is not knowing where her daughter is.

“I need answers, even if they’re not the answers that I want I have to have answers,” she said.

With a huge hole in their family, they’re desperate for help.

“We had to go last Thanksgiving and we didn’t know where she was we just hoped she would show up and she didn’t. Now Thanksgiving is going to be upon us again and we still don’t know anything,” Brooks said.

The family is planning a candlelight vigil on November 16th, the day that marks a year since Liz disappeared. It will begin at 7:00 at Alamosa Park.

Police are still investigating the case and ask anyone with information call Crimestoppers at (505)843-7867.


Kassi Nelson

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