According to the FBI, an 8-year-old girl from Washington who had been missing since 2018 was discovered in Mexico and returned to the United States.
According to the FBI Aranza Maria Ochoa Lopez is the biological mother and kidnapped her daughter from a shopping mall on October 25, 2018.
FBI agents escorted Lopez back to the U.S. after she was found.
When the 8-year-old was kidnapped, the FBI determined that she was taken to Mexico.
Her mother was taken into custody in Puebla, Mexico (September 2019), but her 8-year-old daughter wasn’t found.
Richard A. Collodi served as the special agent in chief at the FBI’s Seattle Field Office. He stated that law enforcement has never stopped trying to locate Lopez.
“For more than four years, the FBI and our partners did not give up on Aranza,” Collodi said. “Our concern now will be supporting Aranza as she begins her reintegration into the U.S.”