Felony Warrant Still Active For Non-Custodial Mother Who Kidnapped Daughter In NY On November 21, 2001
PARENTAL ABDUCTION: Annette Carla Clark was abducted by her non-custodial mother on 11/21/01 in New Paltz, New York and taken to New Mexico.
Age-progressed photo of what Annette might look like at thirteen-years-old. She would be seventeen years old this year.
Missing Since: November 21, 2001 from New Paltz, New York
Classification: Family Abduction
Date Of Birth:March 1, 1995
Age: 5 (now 17)
Height: 4’2″ (in 2001)
Weight: 55 lbs. (in 2001)
Hair Color: Light Brunette
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Characteristics: Pierced ears
AKA/Alias: May use her middle name “Carla” and/or
the last name “Torres”.
Case Number: NCMC926736
WANTED: Gloria Torres Velez Clark has a felony warrant for kidnapping is on file for Velez who is believed to have abducted Annette before fleeing to Mexico.
Relation to victim: Kidnapper
Date of birth: June 25, 1955
Date of incident: November 21, 2001
Sex/Race: Hispanic Female
HT/WT: 5’1” – 110lbs
→ In November 2001, Annette Carla Clark was abducted from New Paltz, New York to Cuernavaca, Mexico by her non-custodial mother, Gloria Torres Velez Clark. Her father, Steve Clark, has full custody of Annette and has been searching for her. There is a U.S. federal warrant for the arrest of Gloria Torres Velez Clark.
Annette’s maternal grandmother, Victoria Velez Aranda, lives in Cuernavaca, Mexico and Annette has been seen at her home numerous times. Gloria’s siblings also live in or near the area and the family continues to hide Annette and Gloria.
Gloria Torres Velez and Annette Carla Clark were last seen in the town of Colima, state of Colima, Mexico in October of 2007. Annette was placed in a DIF (Mexican family services) facility and returned to her mother in an extrajudicial (illegal) action before her father could complete pending legal action to have her returned to the United States.
Throughout this ordeal, Mexican agencies and officials have acted with deceit, criminality and malfeasance, violating international law and international agreements such as the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and the UN Convention on the Rig hts of the Child. These agencies and officials have also violated Mexican criminal statutes against the abduction and hiding of a minor. The actions of DIF (Mexican family services) in Cuernavaca and Colima have been particularly reprehensible. Mexican conduct in this case is one small example of a larger problem of a failed state.
If you spot Annette or her mother in Mexico, do not contact Mexican agencies. Please contact the FBI or Citizen Services at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, or contact us at this site. The abducting family will react with hostility if you approach them about this matter. Annette will likely exhibit traits of extreme parental alienation and Stockholm Syndrome.
International parental kidnapping is a serious form of child abuse. Help reunite Annette with her father, Steve Clark, and other family members who continue to look for her, with the hope she will have a chance to come home to the life that was stolen from her.
Annette’s ears are pierced. She uses the name Carla. She also uses her mother’s maiden name Torres Velez. Annette is light-skinned.
Annette has a fraudulent birth certificate issued by the municipality of Jiutepec in the state of Morelos.
If you have any information regarding this case, please contact:
New York Police Department (NYPD)
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
(800) 843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)
You can also leave a anonymous tip to Annette’s loved ones by clicking HERE.