VINELAND — City police said they are searching for a woman missing under suspicious circumstances and that her boyfriend is wanted as a person of interest in the disappearance.

Flavia Bautista, 19, was last seen at her home in the 500 block of South West Boulevard about 6:30 a.m. on Monday, about nine hours after she was involved in a domestic dispute with her boyfriend, police said.

Other people living in the South West Boulevard residence returned to the property around 4 p.m. Monday and found a broken front window with blood on the broken glass, police said. Drops of blood were found inside the home from the living room area to the back door of the house, they said.

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Police said they do not know at this time whether the blood belonged to Bautista or her boyfriend, 25-year-old Franciso Mayoral-Bautista.

“Indications at the scene suggest (Bautista) may not have left voluntarily,” police said.

Bautista is being classified as an “endangered missing person,” city police said.

Mayoral-Bautista is wanted on a warrant charging him with simple assault in connection with the domestic dispute that occurred around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, police said.

Police described Bautista as Hispanic, about 5-feet tall and weighing about 105 pounds.

Mayoral-Bautista is described by police as a 5-feet tall and weighing about 150 pounds. Mayoral-Bautista may possibly be driving a black, two-door Hyundai Tiburon with North Carolina license plates.

Anyone with information about Bautista or Mayoral-Bautista can call Detective Antonio Ramos at 856-691-4111, ext. 4155, or provide information via

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