• Case Type: Non Family Abduction
  • Full Name: Odelin Meran Cota-Rivas
  • Birthdate: April 10, 2000
  • Missing Date: December 18, 2012
  • Age: 12 years old
  • Sex: Female Race: Hispanic
  • Height: 5’0″ Weight: 110 pounds
  • Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
  • Missing City: Chesapeake
  • Missing State: Virginia
  • Missing Country: United States
  • NCMEC Case Number: NCMC1207967

Odelin Cota-Rivas was kidnapped by Jose Hernandez Santillan on Tuesday, December 18, 2012. A felony warrant for child abduction was issued for Jose two days later on December 20, 2012.

According to police, he may have taken Odelin to Mexico in a red 1996 Honda two-door sedan with Virginia license plate WEJ1614 similar to the photo shown above.

Odelin’s name appears as Odelin Meran Cota-Rivas as well as Odelin Cota-Rivas Merdan.

A Websleuths-User had left a comment indicating Odelin has had a ‘tough life’. It is unknown if she went off with Jose willingly.


  • Relation: Abductor
  • Full Name: Jose Luis Hernandez Santillan
  • Birthdate: October 26, 1984
  • Date of Abduction: 12/18/12
  • Age: 28 years old
  • Sex: Male Race: Hispanic
  • Age Now: 28 Height: unknown
  • Hair: Black Eye: Green
  • Last Seen In: Chesapeake, VA
  • Missing Country: United States
  • Case Number: NCMC1207967

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to please contact: Chesapeake Police Department 1-757-382-6161

Source: NCMEC