Posts tagged ‘Family Abduction’

Ava Miranda Abducted By Her Mother, Lucy Gragg, Two Months Ago


Ava Lucille Miranda (8)

Ava Miranda was kidnapped from her mother, Laura Gragg, in Los Angeles, CA two months ago on November 26, 2012. Los Angeles Police issued a felony warrant for Custodial Interference for Gragg ten days later on December 06, 2012. The two of them haven’t been seen since.

Gragg has ties to Mexico and may be in the Cabo San Lucas area.


Description of Laura Gragg

Relation: Abductor
Birthday: Oct 20, 1966
Last seen: Nov. 26, 2012
Age then: 46 Age now: 46
Race: White Sex: Female
Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown
Height: 5’6″ (168 cm)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)


Description of Ava Miranda

Relation: Victim
DOB: Sep 26, 2004 Sex: Female
Missing Date: November 26, 2012
Age Now: 8 Race: Caucasian
Missing City: El Segundo HT/WT: 4’6” tall, 80 lbs
Missing State : California Country: United States
Hair: Blonde Eye Color: Hazel
Case Number: NCMC1206890

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact:

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department 1-661-255-1121
Or: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

Call your local authorities is you believe you have a sighting.

Felony Warrant for mother who abducted her child, Andrew Richardson, in the Summer of 2007

Pictured Above: Andrew Richardson, then 1, was taken shortly before his August 3, 2007 abduction and the below photo is an age-progressed photo showing what he may look like as a young child (four or five years)

Victim’s Description:

DOB: [redacted] Missing: August 3, 2007
Age Now: 6 Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian/Hispanic Hair Color: Lt. Brown
Eye Color: Blue Height: 2’5”
Weight: 30 lbs
Missing From: Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Photo of Mariana Saldivar who is Andrew’s non-custodial mother (Photo taken between 2005-2006)

abductors Description:

DOB: [redacted]
Sex: Female
Race: Hispanic
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5’6”
Weight: 130 lbs

Andrew Richardson was not yet two when he was abducted in Milwaukee, WI by his biological non-custodial mother, Mariana Saldivar, in the Summer of 2007.  The little boy was just a toddler not yet two years old at the time he was kidnapped. His father, Trevor Richardson had custody of him and misses him dearly. On April 8, 2009, almost two years later, a felony warrant for Custodial interference was issued for Saldivar. She may have taken Andrew and travelled to Mexico, her home Country.

Andrew’s father, Trevor Richardson, misses his son dearly. He wrote out to the public saying:

My name is Trevor Richardson and my young son was abducted by his mother and she fled to the Mexico where she is originally from. She abducted our child during the divorce proceedings and I was exercising my custody rights when she fled the country. Our son Andrew was 17 months old when she fled and I have not been able to see him since his abduction.

I have since filed an application for his immediate return though the US State Department using the Hague Convention as the legal tool in Mexico. Mexico is a signatory member as well as the US and this has given me hope that I might eventually gain his rightful return. I have experienced a lot during this process and I want to help other left behind parents navigate through this horrible experience and hopefully minimize the pain they are feeling throughout this ordeal.

I have been granted sole legal custody and also full placement in the US which helps my case in Mexico. This is an important step for every left behind parent and one the courts will hopefully in their cases.

I will use this site to post articles and also to provide help, support, and tips to other left behind parents in the US or other countries. I will also this site to promote advocacyfor left behind parents with our State Department and local officials.

Click Mexico Abduction to view Trevor Richardson’s blog he created.

 Andrew may go by the first name of Andres and the last name Farah. He would have turned 6-years-old this year. At the time of his disappearance he had eight baby teeth, four in the upper jaw and four in the lower.

Marina would be turning 36 this year

Although Andrew was born in Mexico, he is a United States citizen. His whereabouts are unknown and this case remains unsolved.

If you have any information regarding this case you’re asked to please contact:

Milwaukee Police Department
Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Missing & Exploited
Children & Adults
1-800–THE-HOPE (1-800-843-4673)


What to do if Your Child is Missing

Act immediately if you believe your child is missing.

Download the Quick Reference Guide for Families in English or Spanish.

What to Do If Your Child is Missing:

  • If your child is missing, search the house checking closets, piles of laundry, in and under beds, inside large appliances, and inside vehicles, including trunks—wherever a child may crawl or hide.
  • If your child disappears in a store, notify the store manager or security office. Then immediately call your local law-enforcement agency. Many stores have a Code Adam plan of action— if a child is missing in the store, employees immediately mobilize to look for the missing child.
  • When you call law enforcement, provide your child’s name, date of birth, height, weight, and any other unique identifiers such as eyeglasses and braces. Tell them when you noticed that your child was missing and what clothing he or she was wearing.

Adapted from Just in Case…Missing. Copyright© 1985, 2004, and 2010 National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). All rights reserved.

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 3 Just in Case…Missing –
 4 Just in Case…Runaway –
 5 When Your Child is Missing –

Parental Abduction – Arizona

Mercedez Dahlie Freerksen

Parental Abduction - Arizona

Mercedez Dahlie Freerksen is 4 years of age. She went missing on January 5th, 2012 – She may be in the company of her Mother,  Jo Anna Morales. According to NCMC, They are believed to be in Show Low, Pinetop, Sierra Vista, or Tucson, Arizona areas.

Mercedez is biracial (Hispanic and White) she is approx 3’0ft, weighing around 65lbs. She has blonde hair, blue eyes and was born 12/13/2007 in Tucson, AZ, the same City she went missing in.

(Photo of Jo Anna Morales)

Jo Anna Morales
AKA: Jo Anna Freerksen, Jo Anna Vega
DOB:  June 16, 1976
SEX:  Female
RACE:  Hispanic
HAIR:  Brown EYES:  Brown (may wear glasses)
HEIGHT:  5’06” (168 cm) WEIGHT:  180 lbs (82 kg)
CONTACT – Tucson Police Department 520-791-4444

Larry and Trinity Grant – Family Abduction – Dallas, Georgia

** Larry and Trinity have a wonderful sibling, age 11, who loves and misses them so much that he create a Facebook page for Support and help in finding them. The page has over 740 ‘likes’ and continues to grow. Below is a link to the Facebook Page. Please ‘Like’ ‘Share’ and ‘Spread the word’**!/pages/Find-Larry-and-Trinity-Grant/191166010960884