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Cal State Fullerton Student, Army Vet Reported Missing

FULLERTON, Calif. (KTLA) — The disappearance of a Cal State Fullerton student and former Army sergeant was characterized as suspicious Tuesday by police in Orange.

Maribel Manriquez Ramos, 36, was reported missing on Friday after failing to keep several “professional and personal commitments,” the OC Register reported.

On Saturday, Ramos was recognized as a graduating veteran at the university’s annual Veterans Appreciation Night, according to the campus newspaper, The Daily Titan.

She was scheduled to give a speech on behalf of the graduating class, but never made it to the ceremony, the Titan reported.

Ramos is 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 130 pounds.

She has a star tattoo on her shoulder and an Aztec symbol on her back.

Ramos, a criminal justice major, served eight years as an Army officer in South Korea and Iraq, according to the university.

Friends have created a Facebook page, “Find Maribel Ramos,” to help in the search.

Anyone with information was urged to contact the Orange Police Department at (714) 744-7403.

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