Police ask for help to locate missing 4-year-old from Oxnard

UPDATE 5/25/17 –   Kimberly Lopez is still missing.  Omar and Mayra are still in custody.

Another example of a broken system is getting attention as the police try to locate a missing 4-year-old.

Kimberly Irene Chavez Lopez was last seen on March 10, 2015 in the 900 block of Denver Place in Oxnard, Calif where she lived with her father, Omar Misael Lopez.

Please note that the juvenile court gave custody of Kimberly to Omar after he completed the required services in March 2015.  The conditions also allowed Kimberly’s mother, Mayra Chavez Lopez to visit her, although supervised by Omar and Mayra’s mother.  Mayra says she last saw Kimberly back in mid March 2015.

Social services went to check on Kimberly after they received a call concerned about her well-being on July 2016.  Each visit they were told by Omar that Kimberly was visiting relatives in Mexico.  Instead of reporting something was fishy in July, VCCFS waits two months to tell the Oxnard Police Department that Kimberly was unaccounted for, reports KEYT news.

Omar and Mayra were taken into custody in October for failing to provide accurate information on the whereabouts of Kimberly.  Police do know they have traveled together to Mexico several times over the last year.  Police could not ask for the publics help to find Kimberly until now, because they had to wait on the court system, said VC Star.

Since Omar had custody of Kimberly and Mayra was getting visitation, and even getting along well enough to travel together, it is hard to understand why they decided to jeopardize everything and not say where Kimberly is, unless something horrible has happened to her.  Let’s hope not.

Oxnard Police Dept.

Kimberly was described as  3′ tall, 45 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes, authorities said.

There is a $10,000 reward to anyone with information that directly leads to Kimberly Lopez, and you can call anonymously (805) 200-2370.

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Jerrie Dean, who is retired from Federal Law Enforcement, is the Founder of Missing Persons of America.

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