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Missing teen mom, baby might be with murder suspect

Posted March 6, 2009
Updated March 7, 2009

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— A missing 15-year-old and her 6-month-old son might be in the company of a man wanted in the murder of a Durham teen, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

Joanna Cano and her son, Angel Villegas Cano, were reported missing by Joanna's mother. They were last seen around 8 a.m. Wednesday at a residence on University Station Road, north of Chapel Hill in Orange County.

Investigators believe Joanna and Angel might be in the company of Rodrigo “Morro” Villegas, 19, of North Hoover Road in Durham. Thursday, Durham police issued warrants against Villegas for first-degree murder in the Feb. 26 shooting death of Alejandro Emir Denis-Terron, 17.

The three might be in a white van and either headed to Mexico or still in the Durham area.

Joanna and Angel were both described as Hispanic.

Investigators said they have no indications of danger other than the age of the mother and that they could be traveling with a man wanted for murder.

Anyone with information on Joanna and Angel should call Investigator Tina Painter or Sgt. Troy Comar, of the Orange County Sheriff's Office, at 919-644-3050.

Anyone with information on Villegas should call Durham Police at 919-560-444, ext. 274, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.

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  • ctechic2004 Mar 6, 2009

    Lock up the parents .. don't blame the Girl or the Boy .. they do what nature(TV/News paper/school yard) teaches them. If something itches -someone will scratch it.
    sandhillsk9

    So why lock up the parents? If they do what nature teaches them, then wouldn't it be nature's fault? I'm sure you did things that your parents told you not to do, so should they have been locked up too.

  • kittiboo Mar 6, 2009

    Scary- i hope they are found safe.

  • sandhillsk9 Mar 6, 2009

    Lock up the parents .. don't blame the Girl or the Boy .. they do what nature(TV/News paper/school yard) teaches them. If something itches -someone will scratch it.

  • wcumom Mar 6, 2009

    15! I hope someone is in the slammer for that! Just one more for hard working people to take care of!She's 15 the baby is 6 months= Pregnant around 13??

  • gingerlynn Mar 6, 2009

    I thought the age of consent was 16. Why was he not prosecuted? The taxpayers get to pay again!

  • bill0 Mar 6, 2009

    "Investigators said they have no indications of danger other than the age of the mother and that they could be traveling with a man wanted for murder." - except for those tiny little details, they are fine!

  • headlong Mar 6, 2009

    15 year old with 6 month old...means she got pregnant at 14...he is 19...baby has his name there in middle...

    Is he the Father???

  • eitakydennek1987 Mar 6, 2009

    that baby is bigger than her!