Adamaruis Garcia: Queens woman missing since New Year's Eve FOUND SAFE, police silent on what happened

Adamaruis Garcia: Queens woman missing since New Year's Eve FOUND SAFE, police silent on what happened
Adamaruis 'Yuri' Garcia went missing after leaving her work at the French restaurant Rue 57 in Midtown Manhattan (NYPD CrimeStoppers)

QUEENS, NEW YORK: The young Queens woman who disappeared on New Year's Eve as she was returning home from work has been found safe. Adamaruis "Yuri" Garcia, a restaurant worker from Queens, New York returned home on Thursday "in good health and condition," five days after she vanished, according to the police. No other information was provided regarding her location. 

Yuri had last been seen at Queensboro Plaza station at 11.15 pm on a northbound N train on Saturday, December 31. Her mother reported her missing Monday. Garcia worked at a Manhattan restaurant until 9 pm the night she went missing. Jessenia Robles, her cousin, stated that before she went, she chatted with her boyfriend and made plans to meet at her Queens home. 

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Jessenia Robles, her cousin from Pennsylvania, arrived in Queens to assist in the hunt for Garcia and distributed flyers announcing the disappearance throughout the city on Wednesday. She remarked that Garcia's prolonged lack of communication with her family was "very out of character," reported NBC News. Garcia "never gone for a long period of time without anyone knowing," according to Robles. "I don’t think she would leave for a long period of time," she added. "Four days not contacting anyone, especially her boyfriend."

Her perplexed family spoke to several media sites as police were looking for Yuri, describing her personality and sharing her tales. Initially, her cousin Tannia Illescas claimed that Garcia usually uses the R train but that she had just gotten off at Queensboro Plaza from a northbound N train. "She usually doesn't do any transfers," she stated as per WCBS-TV. "She just usually takes the R [train]." It takes roughly five minutes to walk there from the R line. Police also looked into if she walked out of the station. Jessenia said it was strange for Garcia to go this long without being "active on social media," as per NBC News. "She is usually active on social media. She’s never gone for a long period of time without anyone knowing," stated Jessenia. There hasn't been any information, though, on what exactly happened.

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Garcia allegedly called her family to let them know that her phone was dying before leaving the metro. Speaking to People earlier, Garcia's uncle Cesar Robles said that after work she hung out with pals before returning home with a coworker. Police reviewed the area's cameras and claimed Garcia was there at about 11.45 pm. As per an earlier report, Garcia's mother claims she spoke with her daughter last at 9 pm that night. "I'm working, Mama,' she said," Teresa recalled. "At 10 pm. I sent a message to her saying, 'Where are you? Come to eat,'" she stated. "But she never answered."

As soon as they learned she was missing, family members from Pennsylvania hurried to help. They have started circulating images of Garcia near the subway station where she went missing and authorities were attempting to figure out if she left the station on New Year's Eve. "We want to see her," her uncle, Cesar, told People. "We don't know if somebody knows where she is. If anybody sees her, please call us and let us know." "At 10 p.m. I sent a message to her saying, 'Where are you? Come to eat,'" she stated. "But she never answered."

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Her uncle seemed to be really close with Garcia. He told people, "She is like my daughter. I talk to her all the time." Cesar describes her as a young girl with a bright future. He claimed that Yuri is known for always being cheerful. "She is always happy," he said. She goes to school during the week. She works part-time on the weekend. She has a bright future ahead of her."

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