Rosselys Felix Hernandez
Hernandez, approximately 2016; Daniel Paul York
Date reported missing : 11/28/2016
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 04/25/1986 (35)
Age at the time of disappearance: 30 years old
Height / Weight : 5'4 - 5'7, 140 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Hispanic female. Black hair, brown eyes. Hernandez is originally from the Dominican Republic. Her nickname is Rosi. Her ears are pierced.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Hernandez was last seen in Jupiter, Florida on November 28, 2016. She was living with her three children in a women's shelter there at the time. She has never been heard from again. In December of that year, her estranged husband, Daniel Paul York, moved to Monticello, Kentucky with Hernandez's children, his stepchildren. A photo of York is posted with this case summary.
York and Hernandez had been married for less than a year by the time of her disappearance. In September 2016, York filed for custody of her three children, saying she was an unfit mother who was suffering from untreated mental health problems.
The next day, Hernandez filed for two restraining orders, accusing York of physical abuse. She also said she believed he was Gender : ually abusing her oldest child, a daughter who was then thirteen years old. A judge granted a restraining order against York. On November 14, Hernandez asked the court to dissolve the restraining order.
She disappeared two weeks later, and York suggested she might have simply left him. He said Hernandez needed "time to herself" and might have returned to her native Dominican Republic, and said she had "done this many times, just not for this long."
Child protective services in Kentucky took custody of Hernandez's children in February 2018. In March, Hernandez's youngest daughter, Age at the time of disappearance: eleven, told her therapist that York had Gender : ually assaulted her multiple times between early 2017 and early 2018. In April, the oldest daughter, now fifteen years old, ran away from her foster home to be with York.
The pair was located in Pulaski County, Kentucky in June. The girl was found hiding in a closet and was taken into protective custody, and York was charged with multiple counts of incest and rape. MessAge at the time of disappearance: s from York were found on the child's phone; they discussed the possibility of having a baby together.
Authorities haven't named York a suspect in his wife's disappearance or said what they think happened to her. Hernandez's sister in the Dominican Republic believes her disappearance is suspicious, as she describes her as a devoted mother who wouldn't have abandoned her children. Her disappearance remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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