Rental property of missing firefighter was ‘ransacked,’ family says

The family of a missing Los Angeles firefighter has said they are concerned about Frank Aguilar’s safety after getting new information from authorities in Mexico.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Aguilar traveled to Rosarita, Mexico, on Thursday for what was meant to be a brief visit, in part to check on a rental property he owns there and lists on Airbnb.

The 49-year-old has not been in contact with any family or friends since then.

Aguilar’s family told KTLA that Mexican authorities said they suspect foul play. Police reportedly told the family that the rental property was “ransacked,” and that two vehicles were taken.

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“We’re receiving the worst information, and we don’t know how to respond,” the missing man’s daughter Bella Aguilar told KTLA.

“We don’t know what to do, since it’s in another country. It’s nerve-racking. Our heart is breaking every day.”

The missing man’s daughters are reportedly working to obtained images from a Ring security camera at the property.

KTLA reports that the FBI is assisting the missing persons investigation, but declined to provide details about the agency’s involvement.

Aguilar is reportedly a 20-year veteran of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

“Everybody in the department that knows him is heartbroken and confused,” firefighter Frank Barraza told the news station at a vigil for the missing man held in Montebello Monday night.

“I just pray with every fiber of my being that my father returns to us,” Aguilar’s daughter Amaris said.

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