Robbie Terrazas, who told Santa Fe Police he was Robbie Romero, is not Robbie Romero, according to DNA results.
The Santa Fe Police confirmed the negative DNA results in a press release this afternoon. Robbie Romero has been missing since 2000, when he was seven.
The press release:
[Santa Fe, NM] -- On September 14, 2011, Santa Fe Police was provided information that a 19 year old, identified as Robert Terrazas, was portraying himself as Robbie Romero. Robbie Romero is a missing child and his disappearance has been investigated by our agency since 2000.
We received information that Mr. Terrazas was going to meet with Evelyn Romero, whom he referred to as “his birth mother”. Ms. Romero is the mother of the missing child, Robbie Romero. Police spoke with Mr. Terrazas at the home of Ms. Romero where he consented in providing a DNA sample. A sample was taken from Mr. Terrazas. That sample was delivered to the DPS DNA Lab for processing.
The result of the exam is that Mr. Terrazas is NOT Ms. Romero’s missing child; Robbie Romero. We informed Ms. Romero of the DNA results before the conference.
The missing case of Robbie Romero will remain open and active.