17 Year Old Norma Lopez Missing Since July 15, 2010 in Moreno Valley, CA May Have been Kidnapped (UPDATE: Body Found)
17 year old Norma Lopez has been missing since Thursday, July 15, 2010 in Moreno Valley, CA . Norma Lopez never returned home after attending summer school classes Thursday morning at Valley View High School. Police fear that she might have been abducted or kidnapped.
Norma Lopez – missing since 7/15/2010
According top police they have found items belonging to the missing Norma Lopez in a field near her home and there also were signs of a possible struggle. It is also being reported that police are also looking for the driver and passengers of a newer model green SUV seen near the dirt field at the time of her disappearance
Norma was reported missing around 12:30 p.m. Thursday by her older sister, Sonja, after she did not return home from summer school, Sgt. Joe Borja said at a Friday news conference.
She was attending classes at Valley View High School and was out of class by 10 a.m., Borja said. The teen often took a shortcut through a dirt field located southeast of the school.
“She had plans to meet her sister and another friend,” Borja said. “When she didn’t arrive they began looking for her. They looked for approximately two hours, they looked in the dirt field and along the trail that she normally walks through and found some property belonging to her.”
- 17 year old Hispanic girl
- Height: 5-foot-7 tall
- Weight: 113 pounds
- Eye color: Brown
- Hair color: Brown
- She was last seen wearing a green sweatshirt, gray jeans and black shoes
KABC 7 – Moreno Valley teen may have been kidnapped
Anyone with information about Norma’s disappearance is urged to call the Riverside Sheriff’s Dispatch Center at (951) 776-1099 or (877) 242-4345.
UPDATE II: An unidentified body has been found in a remote farming area around Dracaea Avenue and Theodore Street at the far east end of Moreno Valley, a few miles from Valley View High School where Norma Lopez was a student.
The remains were found in a remote farming area around Dracaea Avenue and Theodore Street at the far east end of Moreno Valley, a few miles from Valley View High School where Norma Lopez was a student. The body has yet to be identified as male or female.
Barin Butler, 44, who owns a horse ranch near the scene where the body was found said he had been driving around his property the day before and did not see anything suspicious.
“Whoever it is, it’s still bad,” he said. “But I hope it’s not the girl who’s missing.”]