The disappearance of a child is a terrifying thought for any parent. Sadly, one family experienced their worst nightmare when their daughter disappeared in 2018. After several years, there has finally been a breakthrough as the missing girl has been located.
Back in October 2018, 8-year-old Aranza Maria Ochoa Lopez was abducted in Vancouver, Washington. The young girl was at a local shopping mall when her biological mother took her, and she had not been seen since.
A little girl named Aranza was reported missing, and her last known outfit was described as “long-sleeved dark blue shirt with a bulldog on the front; blue, purple, and white striped pants; and Paw Patrol shoes.”
The FBI launched an investigation and found out that Aranza had been taken to Mexico. Various organizations, such as the Vancouver Police Department, the Department of Children, Youth, and Families in Washington State, the FBI’s Legal Attaché in Mexico City, the Fiscalía General del Estado de Michoacán, and the Instituto Nacional de Migración, were involved in finding and rescuing her.
Aranza, who had been missing since she was a toddler, has been found after more than four years of investigation by the FBI and their partners. Richard A. Collodi, from the FBI’s Seattle field office, commented that their concern now is supporting Aranza as she reintegrates into the US. Aranza, who was born on April 17, 2014, was described as Hispanic, with English and some Spanish language skills, and pierced ears.
The FBI had previously offered a reward of $10,000 for information leading to her recovery but has not released any further details due to the sensitivity of the case.
The safe return of little Aranza, who was kidnapped, is a great relief to her family. We hope her family can recover from this traumatic experience.
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