A 25 Year Missing Mystery: Have You Seen Vivian Trout?
Vivian Trout was allegedly abducted by her mother, Marina Trout, in Miami Beach, FL in 1997.
For two very short years, John Trout had his daughter Vivan in his life. Since her non-custodial mother, Marina Trout, allegedly abducted her more than two decades ago, his life has been filled with a massive void.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) reports that, on April 6, 1997, Marina was on a supervised visit with Vivian when she locked the supervisor in the bathroom and took off from Miami Beach, FL. When John arrived back at the site of the visit, he said there were police cars.
John has been everywhere he could over the last 25+ years searching for his daughter, even traveling internationally. He’s been to multiple places searching for Vivian, including Costa Rica. NCMEC said Marina has ties to Spain, Mexico, Costa Rica, and South America. She's facing felony kidnapping charges.
John said he holds the memories of Vivian in his heart. He remembers how much she would love to sing and the excitement she had for her dog. John told NCMEC in a video, "I used to have to put him inside the red wagon and bring them up and down the street while she was singing and holding ... the dog. She liked that."
Marina could be using these aliases:
- Marina Vargas
- Juana Marina Lopez
- Marina Vargas
- Marina Savon
- Marina Lopez
John added, "You don't know how much I love you and how much I've missed you over all these years." He wants everyone to know, “If there’s even a thought that your next-door neighbor, or a coworker, or your babysitter is Vivian Trout, please contact your local police department. It doesn’t matter where you are, just please, take that easy step and make the call.”
According to NBC Miami, John is remarried and has a teenage daughter. He is hoping to bring his family together and make up for all of the lost time.
If you have any information, please contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children directly: 1-800-THE-LOST