SEATTLE, Wash. - The FBI’s Seattle Field Office is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information about a missing 5-year-old girl who was taken from a Vancouver, Washington mall last October.
According to an FBI missing person report, Aranza Maria Ochoa Lopez was last seen wearing a long-sleeved dark blue shirt with a bulldog on the front; blue, purple, and white striped pants; and Paw Patrol shoes.
Her biological mother, Esmeralda Lynn Lopez Lopez, is suspected of taking her from the mall during a supervised visit. Prior to Aranza’s disappearance, Esmeralda allegedly kidnapped and robbed a man in Vancouver, Washington, and took his car.
A state warrant was issued for her arrest and she has been charged with kidnapping in the first degree, robbery in the first degree, theft in the second degree, identity theft in the second degree, and custodial interference in the first degree in Clark County.
According to the statement, Esmeralda and Aranza are believed to be residing or traveling in Mexico with Esmeralda’s boyfriend, Gabriel Garcia Santos.
Any information concerning their location should be reported to the FBI’s Seattle Field Office at 206-622-0460.
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