There was an AMBER Alert after a young man allegedly abducted an underage girl. Authorities in Utah fear for the safety of Areli Esmeralda Arroyo Osuna14. They believe David Lopez20 years old, who is also known as Amilsar VasquezOsuna was kidnapped from the town of Magna and may be traveling to Texas or Mexico.
Osuna was last seen boarding Lopez’s car, police say Greater Salt Lake Uniform Police Department. Authorities described the vehicle as “older black Nissan Altima.” The couple were spotted at 9:50 a.m. Monday, according to AMBER Alert.
The police spokesman seems to have met on social media and the alleged kidnapper Melody Cutler said, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. Investigators believe that Lopez traveled from Texas to Utah to pick up Osuna. Authorities initially described Areli as a fugitive. Cutler said investigators are still trying to figure out if Lopez is from Texas.
Officials did not go into detail about the circumstances behind the alleged kidnapping. State Criteria for an AMBER Alert as follows:
- Law enforcement believes a child or child has been abducted;
- Law enforcement believes that the victim(s) faces an increased risk of serious injury or death;
- Children or children 17 years of age or younger;
- Have information that may assist the public in the safe recovery of a victim or arrest of a suspect.
Police said they believe Osuna is in “some serious danger”, according to KSTU. She is described as Caucasian, 4.7 inches tall, 90 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She wears denim pants, denim jacket, white Nikes, black shirt and carries a large white bag.
Anyone with information can contact the Greater Salt Lake Unified Police Department at (385) 468-9858 or, if you are a local, call 911. You can also contact (385) 468-9838 or the 24-hour hotline at (801) 840-4000.
[Images via Utah AMBER Alert and Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake]
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