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Olympic Boxer A Person Of Interest in Missing Woman Case

Lightweight contender Felix Verdejo met with local police in Puerto Rico this week regarding the disappearance of a 27-year-old woman, according to ESPN.

The 27-year-old lightweight from San Juan was reported to have met with police on Friday, and he supposedly refused to answer questions regarding the disappearance of Keishla Marlen Rodriguez.

Police say Verdejo is a person of interest in the case but currently not a suspect. Rodriguez’s family members have alleged she was pregnant with his child. She has been missing since Thursday.

BoxingScene.com reports that Verdejo was contacted by local officials on Thursday evening and shut down the interview, refusing to comment without his attorney present.

Verdejo (27-2, 17 KOs) last fought in December in Las Vegas, where he suffered a knockout loss to Masayoshi Nakatani, per ESPN. He represented Puerto Rico at the 2012 Olympics before going pro.

Written by Megan Turner

Meg graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter at @Megnturner_ and Instagram at @Megnturner.

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  1. If the woman carrying my child is missing, I wouldn’t wait for police to meet with me. I’d be waiting in line when they open in the morning. (Or, are police stations never closed?)

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