The FBI is asking for help in the case of a missing Washington state girl who disappeared during a supervised visit with her mother who is believed to have ties to the San Diego area.
5-year-old Aranza Lopez was removed from a mall in Vancouver, Washington in October of 2018. Her mother, identified as Esmeralda Lynn Lopez Lopez is facing charges of custodial interference and also charges related to a prior kidnapping and robbery of a man in Vancouver.
The FBI says the mother may be residing and or traveling in Mexico or California and has ties to the San Diego area. Both are believed to be with the mother's boyfriend, Gabriel Garcia Santos.
Authorities are hoping that local residents have information that would lead to the safe recovery of the young girl. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the recovery of Aranza Maria Ochoa Lopez, and the location, arrest, and conviction of Esmeralda Lynn Lopez Lopez.
Anyone with any information about this case is asked to call the FBI's Seattle Field Office at (206) 622-0460. You can also submit an anonymous tip online at tips.fbi.gov.