The Dock Ellis Foundation is currently assisting the Reyes Family with locating their missing loved one Jacqueline Reyes.
On June 1, 2022, Jacqueline “Jacky” Reyes voluntarily collected her personal belongings and left a family member’s home in the Boynton Beach area in Palm Beach County, Florida. Jacky had resided at her family member’s home since January of 2022. At the time of the initial report, and based upon the initial investigation by deputies, Jacky left her family member’s home voluntarily following a family disagreement, and there was no indication of foul play.
On July 1, 2022, 30 days after leaving, Jacky’s mother, who resides in Arizona, reported Jacky missing after learning that she had left the family member’s residence in the Boynton Beach area.
Detectives believe they found Jacky and were able to track her to a business she frequented. The business provided video surveillance footage from July 15, 2022, showing a female whom detectives strongly believe is Jacky.
Jacky is alone in the video, smiling and interacting with the store clerk. Detectives spoke with the clerk, and he remembers seeing Jacky in the store on multiple occasions. Each time Jacky was in the store, she was alone and did not seem to be under duress or danger.
The unfortunate part regarding the case of Jacqueline Reyes is that there has not been a sign or tip provided to the Reyes family. After speaking to many of Jacqueline's family members they are all very confident that Jacqueline Reyes would not discontinue communication with her beloved family. Multiple members of the Reyes and Dixon family have expressed that at no point in time would Jacqueline Reyes discontinue communication with her mother especially with her mother being ill. Jacqueline Reyes within the last year has lost her biological father, her adopted father and the last thing she wanted to do is not spend time with her mother.
Many times, dealing with cases of minority women and children we have seen individuals are reported missing and due to their current or past lifestyles, law enforcement tend to deem this as a willing act.
The Dock Ellis Foundation, the Reyes family and the Dixon family understand that freedom of movement, does not always mean freedom of choice. Assuming she is not under duress does not mean or eliminate that Jackie could be in danger. The Reyes family is simply asking for law enforcement to properly seek and bring home Jacqueline Reyes. People don't just vanish.
Florida is ranked No. 3 in the nation in human trafficking. The biggest human trafficking issue in Florida is forced prostitution.
Sex trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. It is a serious public health problem that negatively affects the well-being of individuals, families, and communities. Human trafficking occurs when a trafficker exploits an individual with force, fraud, or coercion to make them perform commercial sex or work.
This type of violence exploits women, men, and children across the United States and around the world. Trafficking victimization and perpetration share risks and consequences associated with child abuse and neglect, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and youth violence.
Perpetrators of human trafficking often target people who are poor, vulnerable, living in an unsafe situation, or searching for a better life. Victims can come from all backgrounds and become trapped in different locations and situations.
Please contact The Dock Ellis Foundation if you have any information regarding Jacqueline Reyes 800-370-0830
If you have information regarding suspected human trafficking of a child in
Florida, call the Florida Abuse Hotline at 1-800-96-ABUSE (1-800-962-2873).