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#AmberAlert ARANZA LOPEZ: Missing from Vancouver, WA - 25 Oct 2018 - Age 4

Discussion in 'Missing 2015 to Present' started by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Amber alert issued for mother who reportedly abducted her 4-year-old daughter

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    A Vancouver mother who reportedly abducted her 4-year-old daughter may be trying to flee the country. An Amber Alert was sent out to multiple counties up and down California for a 4-year old girl abducted from Vancouver, Washington.

    The police say 21-year old Esmeralda Lynn Lopez abducted the 4-year old and was last seen driving a red 2005 Chevy Cobalt with Washington License Plate number " BLK 1552."

    Vancouver police said Esmeralda Lopez took Aranza Ochoa Lopez during a court-supervised visitation at the Vancouver Mall Thursday afternoon.

    Lopez lost custody of her daughter in 2017.

    "I think our main concern is the allegation that she is going to Mexico. That would obviously be a huge safety concern for a young child," Kim Kapp with the Vancouver Police Department said.

    During the supervised visit, Lopez told the Child Protective Services worker around 10 a.m. she was taking Aranza to the bathroom, however, police said she took off with her instead.

    It wasn't until four hours later that CPS officials notified law enforcement.

    "There was quite a long delay from when the child was last seen with her until we were notified that this was even occurring," Kapp told KOIN 6 News.

    Coincidentally, when police got the call about the missing child Thursday afternoon, officers were already at Lopez's apartment -- serving a search warrant for a completely separate kidnapping and robbery at her place the night before. According to police, Lopez and three other men detained someone at her home and stole his car.

    "There were multiple pieces to this evolving puzzle -- and a few pieces started to fit together and were connected," Kapp said.

    While police believe Lopez will try to flee to Mexico with her daughter, an Amber Alert wasn't put out because, according to authorities, it didn't meet the specific criteria. For starters, CPS didn't notify police soon enough that Aranza was missing. Also, Lopez has access to multiple cars.

    Aranza was wearing a long-sleeved dark blue shirt with a bulldog on the front, pink pants and "Paw Patrol" shoes.

    Lopez was last seen wearing a red and white stripped soccer jersey. She usually drives a 2007 Toyota Carolla with Washington license plate BIW-7067

    If you see Lopez or Aranza, you're asked to not approach them, but call 911.

    https://www.yourcentralvalley.com/n...y-abducted-her-4-year-old-daughter/1555240605


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  2. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Amber Alert in California for missing Washington girl

    Police in California issued an Amber Alert to help find a missing 4-year-old girl abducted by her mother from Washington state.

    Police in Vancouver, WA said Esmeralda Lopez Lopez took her daughter Aranza Maria Ochoa Lopez from the Vancouver Mall on Thursday, October 25 during a supervised visit. At the time, authorities said based on the mother's history they have reason to fear for the girl's safety.

    On Saturday, October 27, the California Highway Patrol sent out an Amber Alert for most of central and southern California, believing the mother and daughter might be headed toward Mexico.

    https://www.abc10.com/article/news/...nia-for-missing-washington-girl/103-608724723


    CHP issues Amber Alert for missing Washington child

    An Amber Alert has been issued by the California Highway Patrol for a missing child from Vancouver, Washington.

    Aranza Ochoa Lopez, 4, was abducted Thursday afternoon, officials said. She has blonde hair and blue eyes.

    https://www.kcra.com/article/video-...ross-flooded-roadway-gets-swept-away/24294082
     
  3. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    They no longer believe the pair are in Washington and Oregon, which is why they will not issue an Amber Alert in either state. They say they got a tip Saturday from Central California.

    https://komonews.com/news/local/amb...ucted-in-vancouver-could-be-heading-to-mexico


    Amber alert issued for mother who reportedly abducted her 4-year-old daughter

    A Vancouver mother who reportedly abducted her 4-year-old daughter may be trying to flee the country. An Amber Alert was sent out to multiple counties up and down California for a 4-year old girl abducted from Vancouver, Washington.

    Vancouver police said Esmeralda Lopez took Aranza Ochoa Lopez during a court-supervised visitation at the Vancouver Mall Thursday afternoon.

    Lopez lost custody of her daughter in 2017.

    "I think our main concern is the allegation that she is going to Mexico. That would obviously be a huge safety concern for a young child," Kim Kapp with the Vancouver Police Department said.

    During the supervised visit, Lopez told the Child Protective Services worker around 10 a.m. she was taking Aranza to the bathroom, however, police said she took off with her instead.

    It wasn't until four hours later that CPS officials notified law enforcement.


    "There were multiple pieces to this evolving puzzle -- and a few pieces started to fit together and were connected," Kapp said.

    While police believe Lopez will try to flee to Mexico with her daughter, an Amber Alert wasn't put out because, according to authorities, it didn't meet the specific criteria. For starters, CPS didn't notify police soon enough that Aranza was missing. Also, Lopez has access to multiple cars.

    https://www.wwlp.com/news/national/...y-abducted-her-4-year-old-daughter/1558192527
     
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  5. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Interesting....
    Sounds like it may be connected more to the other kidnapping/robbery that mom was involved in instead of Aranza's abduction.

    This article gives a bit more info - https://katu.com/news/local/kidnapp...ughter-aranza-in-vancouver-amber-alert-search


    Police arrested an 18-year-old who is accused of helping a mother who police say abducted her 4-year-old daughter Thursday during a court-supervised visit and could be taking the child to Mexico.

    California authorities issued an Amber Alert for the girl, Aranza Ochoa Lopez, and her mother, Esmeralda Lopez- Lopez, who is believed to be driving in a stolen red-colored Chevy Cobalt towards the U.S.- Mexico border.

    The Chevy belongs to Jose Orellana-Gomez, who told police that Lopez-Lopez called him over to her apartment under the premise that he give her a ride to Centralia, Washington.

    When he got to her apartment, three men grabbed him, bound him to a chair, took his car keys and demanded the PIN his bank card. He managed to get free and call for help.

    On Sunday (Oct. 27) someone spotted Lopez-Lopez, her daughter, and a female teenager who was also seen with them at the Vancouver Mall driving Orellana-Gomez’ Chevy in Central California.
     
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    Two more suspects in Vancouver child abduction case appear in court

    Three teenagers have appeared in Clark County court to face allegations that they were involved in a plan, apparently two weeks in the making, to help a mother abduct her 4-year-old daughter during a supervised visit.

    The suspects, ages 18 and 15, conspired with the girl’s mother, Esmeralda Lopez-Lopez, to kidnap an acquaintance and steal his car so she could drive to Mexico with the girl, identified by police as Aranza Ochoa-Lopez, a probable cause affidavit filed Tuesday states.

    Aranza, who had been in foster care since 2017 when she was removed from her home, was reportedly taken Thursday morning during a supervised visit at Vancouver Mall.

    Vancouver Police Department spokeswoman Kim Kapp said in an email Tuesday that authorities believe Lopez-Lopez has crossed the border into Mexico with her daughter. However, police are in contact with the woman’s family and are working to determine her exact location, she said.

    https://www.columbian.com/news/2018...couver-child-abduction-case-appears-in-court/
     
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    Mother abused Vancouver girl, 4, she abducted from foster care, court documents say

    https://www.oregonlive.com/clark-county/index.ssf/2018/11/mother_abused_vancouver_girl_4.html
    Updated Nov 26; Posted Nov 25
    ebailey@oregonian.com

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    Four people have now arrested in Aranza's alleged abduction, which police say also included luring a man to Lopez-Lopez's Vancouver apartment where he was tied up and held for hours while Lopez-Lopez fled in his red 2012 Chevrolet Cobalt.

    The 16-year-old girl traveling with them turned herself in to authorities at the U.S.-Mexico border and was extradited to Clark County on Nov. 19, Vancouver police said.

    Francisco Hernandez Reyes, 18; Erick Garcia-Valdovinos, 18; a 15-year-old boy and the 16-year-old are all accused of first-degree kidnapping and first-degree robbery. It's not clear how the four people and Lopez-Lopez are connected.
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  9. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    One of four co-defendants charged with helping a mother abduct her 4-year-old daughter during a supervised visit in October at Vancouver Mall was sentenced Friday to 17 months in prison.

    Francisco Javier Hernandez-Reyes, 18, was convicted of helping to kidnap another man whose car was used in the child’s abduction.

    He was facing charges of first-degree kidnapping, first-degree robbery, theft of a motor vehicle, second-degree theft and first-degree custodial interference. But he pleaded guilty to amended charges Friday in Clark County Superior Court. His charges were reduced to second-degree kidnapping, vehicle theft and first-degree custodial interference under a plea deal.

    Defense attorney Jason Bailes said the prosecution agreed to amend his client’s charges and recommend the imposed sentence due to Hernandez-Reyes’ level of involvement and his lack of a criminal record.

    “It’s really fortunate you’re not looking at more prison time,” Judge Suzan Clark said. “It’s one of the worst kidnapping cases I’ve seen in my time with the court.”

    Esmeralda Lopez-Lopez, 21, allegedly kidnapped her daughter, Aranza Ochoa-Lopez, on Oct. 25 after asking permission to take the child to the restroom at the mall during a Child Protective Services supervised visit, according to a search warrant affidavit.

    Instead, she fled with the girl. The visitation worker tried to follow them, he said, but Lopez-Lopez, her daughter and a 16-year-old accomplice fled in a stolen vehicle, according to the affidavit.

    Family says Lopez-Lopez and her daughter are in Mexico.

    Hernandez-Reyes and three others — Sherri Franchesca Trigueros, 16, Alejandro Xulu-Sop, 15, and Erick Garcia-Valdovinos, 18 — were arrested in connection with the abduction and kidnapping of a Centralia man, whose car was stolen and used in the child abduction plot, court records say.

    The cases for Hernandez-Reyes’ co-defendants are still pending.

    The victim, Jose Orellana-Gomez, told investigators that Lopez-Lopez lured him to her Vancouver apartment under the premise that she needed a ride to Centralia. But when he got to the apartment, several people — armed with kitchen knives and wearing masks — entered the apartment, pushed him down, bound him with duct tape and carried him to a bedroom where he was taped to an office chair, according to court records.

    They blindfolded and gagged him, and placed headphones over his ears. The assailants demanded his car, a red Chevrolet Cobalt, and told him they would only need it a few hours. They also took his debit card and demanded the PIN, court documents say.

    Orellana-Gomez estimated he was held in the room for more than 15 hours, before he managed to free himself from the chair. He jumped from a second-story window — his hands and ankles still bound with tape — and hopped to a passerby who called 911 for him, court records state.


    https://www.columbian.com/news/2019...ed-in-alleged-child-abduction-gets-17-months/
     
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  10. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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    FBI offers reward for missing 5-year-old girl

    The FBI’s Seattle Field Office is seeking the public’s help in finding a 5-year-old girl who was allegedly abducted by her biological mother in October during a supervised visit at Vancouver Mall.

    Aranza and her mother are believed to be residing and traveling in Mexico with Lopez-Lopez’s boyfriend, Gabriel Garcia Santos, according to the FBI.

    The FBI believes Washington residents may have information that could help in locating Aranza, as she and her mother have close ties here, and is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the girl’s recovery, and the arrest and conviction of Lopez-Lopez.

    Lopez-Lopez is facing a charge of first-degree custodial interference in Clark County Superior Court. The FBI’s Seattle Field Office is assisting the Vancouver Police Department with its search for Aranza.

    Anyone with information about the location of Aranza, her mother or the mother’s boyfriend, should contact the FBI’s Seattle Field Office at 206-622-0460. Tips may also be submitted anonymously online at tips.fbi.gov.

    https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/may/10/fbi-offers-reward-for-missing-5-year-old-girl/

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    Woman accused of kidnapping daughter, fleeing to Mexico arrested after nearly a year on the run

    A woman accused of kidnapping her daughter and fleeing to Mexico was arrested after almost a year on the run.

    According to the Clark County Jail website, Esmeralda Lopez-Lopez, 22, was booked on Thursday, Oct. 3 on charges of first-degree kidnapping, first-degree robbery, theft of a motor vehicle, second-degree theft, and two counts of identity theft.

    Vancouver police said Aranza had not been found as of Friday morning, Oct. 4.

    It wasn’t immediately clear how investigators tracked down Lopez-Lopez, but police said she was extradited from California.

    In court Friday, the state attorney called Lopez-Lopez a flight risk and said she may be involved in organized crime, therefore could have access to large amounts of money.

    The judge ruled to hold her in jail without bail until her next court date, set for Oct. 11.

    https://fox6now.com/2019/10/05/woma...xico-arrested-after-nearly-a-year-on-the-run/
     
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  12. Kimster

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    Wow! I hope they have some idea of where the little girl is?
     
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  13. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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    Almost two months since her mother's been arrested. Where is Aranza??

    https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/kidnap/aranza-maria-ochoa-lopez


    Bail set at $1.5 million for mother accused in kidnapping

    Bail was set at $1.5 million Friday for a mother who allegedly kidnapped her now 5-year-old daughter during a supervised visit at Vancouver Mall nearly a year ago and took her to Mexico.

    Senior Deputy Prosecutor Kasey Vu said that “to this day, the state doesn’t have information about the whereabouts of the child.” Law enforcement believes Aranza Ochoa-Lopez is still in Mexico with family.

    Her mother, Esmeralda Lopez-Lopez, 22, pleaded not guilty Friday in Clark County Superior Court to charges of first-degree kidnapping, first-degree robbery, second-degree theft, motor vehicle theft, second-degree identity theft and first-degree custodial interference. A Spanish interpreter accompanied her during the hearing.

    Vu asked the judge to set Lopez-Lopez’s bail at $1 million, arguing that she poses a serious flight risk; she was on the run in Mexico for about a year, before being arrested and extradited. She made a first appearance in the case last week. Lopez-Lopez was apprehended there because of the efforts of local and federal law enforcement, as well as Mexican authorities, Vu said.

    https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/oct/11/bail-set-at-1-5-million-for-mother-accused-in-kidnapping/


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    Yes, she does. :mad:
     
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