Starr County family fears teenage daughter may be in Mexico

Janie Nedzelsky / Family Photo

A Starr County family is asking for help fearing their teenage daughter may be in one of the most dangerous areas of the Mexican border.

The family of 16-year-old Janie Nedzelsky said she was last seen at Rio Grande City High School on Tuesday.

Her parents told police that they dropped her off at school at 7 a.m. Tuesday.

But they received a text from her at 5 p.m. saying, Sorry and hope you guys can forgive me| by the time you get this I will be gone.

Family members believe Janie left with her boyfriend Hugo Rodriguez, who is 18 or 19 years old.

The family fears she may have crossed with him into Camargo, Tamaulipas or nearby community south of the border in Mexico.

The area between Camargo and the Mexican side of Falcon Lake is one of the most dangerous along the border.

Known as La Frontera Chica, the area has seen some of the worst drug war violence as former allies the Gulf Cartel and the Zetas drug cartel fight for control of lucrative smuggling routes.

Anyone with information about Janie TMs whereabouts is asked to call the Rio Grande City Police Department at (956) 487-8892.