Police Find Car of Missing 37-Year-Old Phoenix Mother

The search for the missing Phoenix mother continues as hope dwindles for family members.

On Jan. 17, Irene Luevano, the 37-year-old Phoenix mother of six was reported missing. She was last seen withher boyfriend, and in a very scary twist, according to authorities, she called her family before her disappearance and informed them she had been stabbed in the neck by her boyfriend.

The Phoenix Police Department said Irene Luevano was last known to be with her boyfriend on Saturday at a bar near 27th Avenue and Camelback Road.
Phoenix Police officials report that Irene’s boyfriend, Jorge Lara, was found at a local hospital with self-inflicted
stab wounds. Lara has been arrested and booked into jail on two counts of forgery.  Police reports detail that Lara admitted to buying a forged Arizona ID and Social Security card a year ago to gain employment. Court documents also detail Lara admission to working for the Sinaloa drug cartel in Mexico, selling illegal pills.

Since the report of her disappearance, multiple law enforcement agencies have been searching for Luevano. On Tuesday they were able to locate her vehicle. Luevano’s car, a gray four-door 2007 Chevy Impala, was located near 107th Avenue and Buckeye Road.

Reportedly blood was found inside of the vehicle, which coincides with her report of being stabbed her in the neck.

Irene’s family is living a nightmare and still have hope for her safe return.

Luevano stands 5-foot-4, weighs 180 pounds and has brown eyes and brown hair. She was last seen wearing a black dress and black shoes.

Bail for Lara has been set at $5,000 in cash. Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to contact the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO.


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