A Queens EMT who vanished on her way to work at the U.S. Open Thursday morning hasn’t been seen since, according to her scared family and friends.
Maria Marrero, 28, left home around 5:30 a.m. and disappeared somewhere between Fresh Meadows and Flushing Meadows, according to police.
“She texted someone at 7:30 a.m. saying she was getting ready for work,” Marrero’s ex-boyfriend Christian Escobar told the Post. “Her mother heard her leave before 6. That doesn’t make sense.”
Escobar, who has a 11-year-old daughter with Marrero and says they split up amicably after dating in high school, admits he’s worried she’s been abducted.
“She’d never skip working without calling in sick or something. It’s just not like her. I keep thinking about that firefighter’s daughter,” he said, referring to Karina Vetrano, who was found raped and murdered in a Howard Beach park last month.
Cops say they are investigating the disappearance. They describe Marrero as 5 foot 2 and 110 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.