Name: Zoe Campos
Age: 18 years old
Last seen: November 18, 2013
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Status: Found deceased
Zoe Campos was last seen on the evening of Sunday, November 17th, 2013, in Lubbock Texas.
Zoe spent the whole day with her sister Savannah Campos, they went out to have dinner and stopped at the Red Box to watch a movie. They headed back home, and her sister went to bed around 11:30 pm, assuming Zoe would go to sleep as well.
Around 2 am on November 18th, 2013, Zoe texted her mother telling her that she was on her way to pick her up from work on East 34 Street in Lubbock. The drive should have taken Zoe 10 minutes, but never showed up. She hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
Her mother Melinda Campos, called Zoe the first time her phone rang but the second time it went straight to voicemail.
The following morning, Savannah woke up and Zoe and her car weren’t home, so she called their mother thinking Zoe was with her. Savannah was trying to call Zoe but her phone was going straight to voicemail.
The same day, her family called the police, and an APB was put out on Zoe’s car, a silver four-door 1997 Lincoln Town Car. A missing person’s case was filed the next day.
On the evening of Wednesday, November 20th, Zoe’s aunt Monica Rivas, spotted Zoe’s car. She did a u-turn ad began following the car. Then suddenly, the car stops and the door opens and an unidentified man in a hoodie takes off running.
The police were called to the scene. Where they found Zoe’s phone charger and a male’s sweatshirt in the backseat, her jacket and a roll of duct tape were found in the trunk.
Through Zoe’s cellphone records police were able to piece together what may have happened the night of November 17th, 2018.
After spending the day with her sister, Zoe left the house to hang out with a friend. She then left her friend and went to hang out with another individual.
The last text message to her mother was around 2:00 am on November 18th, within a 1-mile radius of Lowery Field, a football stadium near South-Central Lubbock.
Police say new developments in Zoe Campos’ case led investigators to the bone.
On November 7th, 2018, investigators found a bone in a backyard just west of Lowery Field on 70th Street. Police state that the bone is related to the Zoe Campos investigation, but they have not confirmed whether it’s a human bone. At this time, the findings and that specific area remain an active part of the investigation.
On November 16th, 2018 human remains were found buried in a backyard of a home in the 1900 block of 70th Street in Lubbock. The suspect, 25-year-old Carlos Andrew Rodriquez, is in custody and has been charged in connection with the murder of Zoe Campos.
Details from a warrant released on November 20th state that Carlos Rodriquez confessed to strangling Zoe to death, in a letter.
On November 21th, 2018, the remains that were found on November 16th, were positively identified as Zoe Campos.
If you have any information regarding Zoe Campos’ case please contact any of the following agencies:
- Lubbock Police Department: 806-741-1000
- P.I Paula Boudreaux: 214-926-0048
- Crime Line: 806-741-1000
- FBI: 972-559-5000
Resources and Further Information
Investigation Discovery: Disappeared– Season 8 Episode 6 “Into the Night”