Police say a Florida girl who was abducted at the age of six has been found safe and sound after missing 14 years ago.
Jacqueline Hernandez, who disappeared in 2007 and is now 19, is reunited with her mother.
According to the Claremont Police Department, Ms Hernandez’s mother, Angelica Vance-Salgado, “was contacted via social media by a woman claiming to be their kidnapped daughter.”
Investigators say she told Ms. Vance-Salgado that she was in Mexico and wanted to meet her on September 10 at the US border in Texas.
The women arranged to meet, and were then stopped by officers at the border entry point of Laredo, Texas, as officers sought to confirm whether Jacqueline Hernandez was who she claimed to be.
“Based on the documents provided to […] Agencies by Angelica and the Claremont Police Department, they determined that the woman was actually Jacqueline Hernandez, who was abducted from her mother in 2007, “at approximately 4.55 p.m., Jacqueline was found with her mother,” the police report said. successfully retrieved.
Police later released a picture of the two embracing.
Ms. Vance-Salgado told Fox News That it was hard to spend so much time without her daughter, but now her home is filled with signs and balloons celebrating her return. Ms Hernandez told the channel she had a good childhood but always missed her mother.
In 2007, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement stated that Ms Hernandez was “allegedly abducted by her father, Pablo Hernandez,” on 22 December of the same year.
A serious kidnapping warrant was issued against him and investigators suspected at the time that he may have taken Ms. Hernandez to Mexico. The Claremont Police are now working with the FBI to apprehend Mr. Hernandez.
Claremont Police Chief Charles Broadway said in a statement. “In this case, multiple agencies in different counties and states across the country were able to create a force multiplier and help the victim be reunited with her mother after 14 years.”
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