Video of missing Dexter, Mo. woman, daughter surfaces in Advance, Mo. Major Case Squad deactivated

Missing Dexter woman, her 7-year-old daughter believed to be in danger

DEXTER, Mo. (KFVS) - Videos of Esbin Matillas-Martinez, Maria Danella Reyes, and Arynay Reyes-Juarez were found in Advance, Mo.

They were inside a business and did not appear to be in distress.

While inside, they bought drinks and appear to have left of their own accord.

During the police investigation, authorities collected videos from near the home and the area of Advance, Mo.

The Dexter Police Department stated that the Stoddard County Major Case Squad has been deactivated in this case.

Dexter police issued an Endangered Person Advisory for Maria Danella Reyes, 48, and her 7-year-old daughter Arynay Reyes-Juarez on Sunday, Dec. 22. They may be in a silver 2005 Pontiac Grand Am with tinted windows.

Maria is 4-feet, 11-inches and 120 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Arynay is 50 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Police are still searching for the pair.

Authorities believe they may be with Esbin Matillas-Martinez, 45.

He is described as a Hispanic male standing about 5-feet tall and weighing 200 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Esbin Martinez Matilas
Esbin Martinez Matilas (Source: Dexter Police)

They went missing from 307 S. Elm St. in Dexter, Missouri

According to police, Maria and Aryany were seen entering the Matillas-Martinez’s vehicle around 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 22. Cell phone activity originally indicated they may be in the Memphis, Tenn. area.

Police responded to 307 South Elm in Dexter, Missouri. (Source: KFVS)
Police responded to 307 South Elm in Dexter, Missouri. (Source: KFVS) (Source: KFVS)

On Dec. 22, Maria’s son was checking on his mother and sister when he noticed the front door of their home was open.

The son checked her home, and when he could not find Maria or Arynay, he called the Dexter Police Department.

During the initial search, officers say they found blood inside the home.

This led police to believe that Maria and Arynay were in danger.

After investigating the blood in the residence, authorities say it has been accounted for and is not related to the missing people.

They are still considered missing persons and if anyone with information please contact the Dexter Police Department – 573-624-5512 or email;, or

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