Rural Polk county focus of Lee County missing person's case

No confirmation search is for missing 9yr old girl
Posted at 10:17 PM, Jun 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-09 08:58:36-04

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office confirmed, they assisted Lee County on Wednesday in a search of rural corn fields near Grape Hammock Fish Camp off of SR 60 in Lake Wales.

On May 29, Diana Alvarez, 9, went missing from her Ft. Myers home. A person of interest has been arrested in the case, Jorge Guerrero. Guerrero’s cell phone records, according to court documents contained multiple images of child pornography, a charge he is now being held on.  

Documents show that authorities reviewed Guerrero-Torres' cell phone records, which show on the evening of May 28, 2016 he left his residence in Orlando and headed to the Fort Myers area. The phone records also show he was near the home of Diana Alvarez between 12 a.m. and 3 a.m. on May 29, 2016 - the day she was reported missing by her parents. Guerrero-Torres then left Fort Myers early in the morning of May 29, 2016 and headed towards Okeechobee spending several hours near Yee-Haw Junction.

Osceola County also helped conduct searches in Central Florida to assist the Lee County Sheriff's Office. However, police will not confirm whether that search is related to the missing girl.

“If somebody has my daughter Diana if you see this please let me know where you are Diana,” Uribe Jimenez, Diana’s stepfather said.

Family members have been interrogated by investigators for several hours.  Jimenez even took a lie detector test.  Diana’s family said they are unhappy with how they have been treated and have not been given updates by law enforcement on where they are searching or what is next in the case.

Documents show child pornography was found on Guerrero’s phone. It's unknown if the 9-year-old is in the photos. Police tell us Jorge Guerrero-Torres will remain in federal prison at this time. The investigation into the disappearance of Diana Alvarez remains active, however, Alvarez' name was not mentioned in Monday's court proceedings.