Missing: Texas teen was lured by new friend into sex trafficking, investigators say

Dan Abrams Live

(NewsNation Now) — Family members are still searching for a 17-year-old girl who’s been missing for almost 22 months.

Kristen Galvan was lured out of her grandmother’s home in Spring, Texas by a new friend on January 2, 2020 — and was never seen again, her family says. The FBI believes she may have been sold into child sex trafficking. 

“Investigators came to [Galvan’s mother] and they had a picture,” Angeline Hartmann of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children said on “Dan Abrams Live” Friday. “They said, ‘Can you tell us if this is your daughter?’ And [Galvan’s mother] says, ‘Of course this is my daughter,’ she knew right away — even though the picture wasn’t very clear.”

That picture came from an escort site.

Galvan’s family hired a private investigator and have gone door to door in Atlanta and Houston trying to track down leads, but the trail has been tough to track since the pandemic began in March 2020.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call 911 or contact:

1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST) or Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 1-936-760-5800

You can also report a sighting online

Additional information in her case is below:

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