American woman ‘kidnapped from home’ in Mexico
An American woman has been missing since early February after being “kidnapped from her home.” MexicoMaría del Carmen Lopez was last seen at her home in Pueblo Nuevo on February 9, according to local police.She is also the fourth American to go missing in Mexico in recent weeks. Three other women also disappeared. After traveling from Texas.
The FBI’s Los Angeles headquarters is now offering up to $20,000 for information that helps guide agents to her “physical location.”
A mother of seven, Lopez often traveled between her home in Mexico and Southern California.
Son Tony said, “We’re doing the best we can. I’m not giving up on my mother.
“Anyway, we’re going to find her.”
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Tony’s sister Zonia said she didn’t report anything suspicious until her mother went missing.
She said relatives saw as many as five people at her mother’s house before Lopez went missing.
“Someone saw it. A car drove into the property. There was a verbal exchange. I heard her say she wouldn’t get in the car,” Zonia said.
“Two people picked her up and another one came out of the van. They had their heads covered and their mouths covered. That’s when they took her.”
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She told CBS Los Angeles, “There were no threats or enemies of any kind.
“Anything that indicates she had some sort of problem.”
Lopez’s disappearance came weeks before three other American women went missing after traveling to Mexico to attend a local trade fair three hours from their home in Texas.
Sisters Maritza Trinidad Perez Rios and Marina Perez Rios and friend Dora Alicia Cervantes Saenz were last heard from their family at the end of February.
Relatives have expressed concern that they will “give up” and stop searching for the woman.
Maritza’s daughter, Maria Guadalupe Ramirez, told KRGV: “We are waiting for them to come home.
“I hope they don’t give up on my mom and my Tia [aunt] We’re waiting for them to come home, so we’re on Dora. ”
Texas is issued a warning To Americans considering traveling to Mexico in the coming weeks to avoid the region, which has seen a surge in violence and kidnappings.
The FBI said it could not comment on the ongoing investigation, but said the agency “relentlessly pursues all options to protect the American public, even when crossing borders and endangering them.” does not change,” he argued.
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