Police in California are looking for a woman and her three children after they were possibly kidnapped by a relative.
The four were named as Liliana Lopez, 29, and her kids Jakob Cabrera, 9, Steven Matthew Lopez, 6, and Stephana Lopez, 5.
The suspect was named as 28-year-old Esteban Lopez. While confirming he’s related to Liliana Lopez, police didn’t state his exact relationship with her or her children.
Police were called to a house in Sylmar on Oct. 9 and discovered the possible kidnapping. The names and photographs were released late Monday as officials asked for members of the public to come forward with information.
“On Oct. 9, 2019, around 9:27 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department police officers responded to a radio call in the 13600 block of Fellows Avenue and their investigation revealed that a possible kidnapping had occurred. We are searching for four possible victims of a kidnapping and a fifth individual who may be the suspect in the abduction. The following information provides descriptions of the individuals involved and we would appreciate any information that would aid in locating them,” the department said in a press release.
Esteban Lopez was described as a Hispanic male standing 5 feet 8 inches, weighing 180 pounds, with a tattoo of “Lopez” on his chest. Liliana Lopez was described as a Hispanic female standing 5 feet 2 inches and weighing 135 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.
Descriptions for the children were not given.
Police said there were two vehicles of interest: a 2007 Lexus 350 IS, dark gray, with a California license plate of 7JOM377; and a 1996 Chevy Tahoe, white, with black rims and a California license plate of 3RSR716.
Neighbors told ABC 7 that Esteban Lopez was at the home hanging out with friends on Saturday night but they haven’t seen Liliana Lopez or her children for some time.
One neighbor told KTLA that there was a restraining order taken out against Esteban Lopez. Police have not confirmed that assertion.
Anyone with information was asked to contact Robbery and Homicide Detective Chamberlain or Detective Arroyo at (213) 486-6840.
During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the P3 Tips mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.