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Aranza Maria Ochoa Lopez who was abducted from a Washington mall and taken to Mexico more than four years ago has been found alive, authorities announced.
Aranza Maria Ochoa Lopez was 4 years old when she was kidnaped.
DETAIL OF INCIDENCE:
According to the FBI, Aranza Maria Ochoa Lopez, then 4 years old, was kidnapped on October 25, 2018, from a Vancouver, Wash., shopping mall.
Authorities determined she was abducted by her non-custodial, biological mother, during a court-supervised visit, a news release reads.
KPTV-TV identified Aranza’s mother as Esmeralda Lopez-Lopez.
In 2019, Lopez-Lopez was arrested in Puebla, Mexico, and extradited back to Washington, the outlet reports. It was unclear where Aranza was at the time of her mother’s arrest.
According to the station, in 2021, Lopez pleaded guilty to second-degree kidnapping, second-degree robbery, and first-degree custodial interference in connection to her daughter’s disappearance.
She is currently serving a 20-month prison sentence.
On Wednesday, the FBI confirmed that Mexican authorities safely recovered Aranza, now 8, in Michoacán, Mexico, in February.
She was escorted to an undisclosed location in the U.S.
“For more than four years, the FBI and our partners did not give up on Aranza,” Richard A. Collodi, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Seattle field office, said in a statement. “Our concern now will be supporting Aranza as she begins her reintegration into the U.S.”