Le Andra Tristan Missing: Galveston County Teenager Disappears from Home a Week Ago

Ballinger News Staff

**DICKINSON, TEXAS – A Galveston County teenager who disappeared from her home in the middle of the night last week remains missing and unheard from.**

Le Andra Tristan vanished from her residence on Barbados Calle, a situation that the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office described as concerning but not yet suspicious, as reported to KPRC 2 on Tuesday.

“We want her back home. It’s caused so much pain,” said her mother, Pauline Espinoza, in an exclusive interview with KPRC 2’s Bryce Newberry.

Tristan, who had recently graduated early from Dickinson High School, was planning to start college courses and pursue a nursing career.

On June 4, Espinoza recounted, Tristan asked for a Q-tip and dental floss around bedtime. It seemed like an ordinary evening, but this turned out to be their last conversation. By morning, Tristan had disappeared.

The front door remained locked, and Tristan’s cell phone, house key, and driver’s license were left behind. Surveillance cameras did not capture her departure.

“If she left voluntarily, I think I would have had answers by now,” Espinoza said. “She comes from a good home. There’s no reason for her to be gone, especially for this long without any clues.”

Espinoza noted there has been no activity on Tristan’s social media accounts. After searching her phone, she found no messages indicating a plan to leave.

Despite being classified as a runaway by the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office, Tristan has no history of running away. Her mother finds this classification unlikely given Tristan’s ambitious plans for the future. Tristan missed an appointment with an academic advisor on Friday, further heightening concerns.

Without any electronic devices, investigators are unable to track Tristan as they typically would in such cases. Detectives plan to start canvassing the neighborhood and are urging neighbors to review their surveillance footage from Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, according to GCSO Capt. James Roy.

“I want her back. She’s a part of me, you know. This is so hard,” Espinoza expressed. “Every day is hard. I’m waiting for that phone to ping.”

Anyone with information is urged to report tips anonymously to Galveston County Crime Stoppers at 409-763-TIPS or call Galveston County dispatch at 409-766-2322, option 2.

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