Woman Kidnapped At Age 6 Reunited With Her Mother Almost 14 Years Later
Jacqueline Hernandez located her mom in Florida and reached out on social media.
A woman who was abducted at the age of 6 over 13 years ago from her home in Florida recently found her mother online and the two are now reunited.
On September 2, Angelica Vences-Salgado called the Clermont Police Department and said a female claiming to be Jacqueline Hernandez, her daughter who was kidnapped in December 2007, contacted her via social media and said she was in Mexico.
The woman then asked Vences-Salgado if she could meet her at a Mexico-United States border crossing in Texas.
On September 10, Vences-Salgado went to a point of entry in Laredo, Texas, and Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Laredo Police Department intercepted the pair at about 1:50 p.m.
“Based on the documentation provided to these agencies by Angelica and Clermont Police Department, they determined that the female was indeed Jacqueline Hernandez who was abducted from her mother in 2007,” Clermont Police said in a statement.
Hernandez, now 19, was reunited with her mother just before 5 p.m.
“This is a prime example of what can be accomplished when multiple law enforcement agencies and their respective communities work cooperatively together and maintain open lines of communication,” Clermont Police Chief Charles Broadway said. “In this case, several agencies in different counties and states across the nation were able to create a force multiplier and aid in reuniting the victim with her mother after 14 years.”
The teenager’s father, Pablo Henry Hernandez, 43, allegedly abducted her from her home in Clermont and fled the country, reported the Orlando Sentinel, citing a Florida Department of Law Enforcement flyer.
Pablo Hernandez continues to be wanted on an active felony kidnapping arrest warrant and police believe he is still living in Mexico, the New York Post reported.