Police are now investigating the disappearance of three missing young people as a homicide, and warrants have been issued for two of them.
Alexandro “Alex” Castillo, 17, and Ahmia Feaster, 19, have been named in warrants charging them with possession of a stolen vehicle, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Major Cam Selvey said Tuesday.
They are believed to have crossed into Mexico, he said.
Tru Quan Le “Sandy” Le, 23, the third missing person from Charlotte, has not been found.
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“We are very concerned for her safety,” Selvey said.
Le’s 2003 Toyota Corolla was recovered in Phoenix, Selvey said, and was considered stolen, thus leading to charges against the other two.
There was no evidence recovered from the car that indicated any violence, Selvey said.
All three knew each other and worked for the Charlotte restaurant Showmars on Little Rock Road. They disappeared last week and have been the targets of a massive search ever since.
Le, last seen last Tuesday, withdrew $1,000 from her bank about the time she disappeared. Castillo and Feaster were last seen on Wednesday.
“We’re investigating this as a homicide, but we’re hoping for the best,” Selvey said.
Selvey said authorities had confirmed that Castillo and Feaster crossed into Mexico but said he didn’t know details on the crossing or how people sought in a missing-persons case could transit the border.
Selvey said the FBI has joined the investigation.
A car belonging to Feaster, who was supposed to start at Central Piedmont Community College next week, was found on Dulin Creek Boulevard on Saturday.