She was last seen by family members on the night of Oct. 11, 2007. She got off work at a local restaurant and stopped by the North Charleston apartment she shared with immediate family. She told family members that she was going out. Later that night, and into the next morning, a relative received a series of text messages. The first indicated that she was going downtown, another that she would be out with a friend named Miguel(of whom her family had never heard). The last message said she planned to return to Mexico, her native country. Her family doesn't think she sent the text messages, as she did not normally communicate via text messages.
Viridiana is a native of Mexico and speaks Spanish. (Information retrieved from NamUs.gov)