FBI and Omaha Police Department seek help from public in missing person case
By Brian Beach , Reporter Nebraska Public Media
Oct. 3, 2023, 4 p.m. ·
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The FBI Omaha Field Office is asking the public to help provide information on a cold case.
The FBI is working with the Omaha Police Department to find Cindy Valle, who went missing on August 26, 2011.
She was 15 years old and five months pregnant at the time.
Cindy was a student at Bryan High School and involved in the South Omaha Boys and Girls Club.
FBI Special Agent in Charge Gene Kowel says he believes Cindy will be found because of the number of local and national resources working on the case.
“This is really a partnership with the Omaha Police Department — really a team effort: our investigators, our analysts, their detectives side by side working on this,” Kowel said.
Supervisory special agent Todd DiCaprio says the FBI’s Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Team selects a viable missing person cold case each year and devotes local and national resources to solving it.
DiCaprio says roughly two-thirds of cases involving the child abduction rapid deployment team are solved.
Anyone with information on Cindy’s disappearance is asked to call the FBI Omaha office at 402-493-8688.
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