Archive for April 16th, 2009

An AMBER Alert has been activated for 22 month-old Yosseline Carolina Meza; abducted by her father, Luis Meza Valdiva. He is traveling in a white Toyota Camry, CA tag 5GBD911, and may be headed towards the Mexican border from San Leandro, CA in the Bay area.

If you have information, please contact Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, 510-667-7721

Update: San Leandro girl reunited with mother after Amber Alert issued

The California Highway Patrol issued a statewide Amber Alert at 4 a.m. today for the toddler, Yosseline Carolina Meza, after she was allegedly abducted by her father, 26-year-old Ashland resident Luis Meza Valdivia. Valdivia fled a truck stop in Turlock with the girl in his white Toyota Tercel after threatening the mother with a knife, Alameda County Sheriff’s Sgt. J.D. Nelson said.

Over the course of the investigation, sheriff’s deputies determined that Valdivia was at the home of an acquaintance on Westfield Avenue in Hayward this afternoon.

“As we were setting up around the house, he came out into the backyard and was taken into custody,” Nelson said.

Apparently, Valdivia did not know the house was surrounded when he came outside at around 1 p.m. The girl was founf inside the home unharmed.

Nelson said Valdivia is still being questioned, and noted that there is a significant language barrier


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May 3rd marks the second anniversary of Madeleine McCann’s disappearance. She went missing from her hotel bedroom while her 2-year-old twin siblings slept nearby. It was believed Madeleine was abducted while her parents dined at a nearby restaurant.

Madeleine’s Parents To Appear On Oprah Show

Madeleine McCann’s parents are to be interviewed by Oprah Winfrey to mark the second anniversary of their daughter’s disappearance.

Kate and Gerry McCann will fly to Chicago next week to film a one-hour special with the American chatshow queen.

It will be broadcast on May 3, two years after Madeleine vanished from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal.

The show will also feature footage from the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children in Washington.

The US charity has produced age-progressed images for the programme to show what Madeleine would look like now, aged five.


NCMEC poster

Since she went missing, the NCMEC has added 1359 active missing or abducted children to their site. Among them are these children, all missing without a trace and the length of time since they were last seen:

Trenton Duckett 2 1/2 years

Jaliek Rainwalker 1 1/2 years

Adji Desir 3 months

Haleigh Cummings 2 months

Amber Dubois 2 months

View missing children in your state here.

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