Sad Anniversary Sheds Light on Missing Orange County Kids
Angela Martinez as she looked when she disappeared on March 1, 2007 (left) and in an age-progression photo showing how she might look today (center). A felony warrant remains outstanding for Angela's mother, Erika Cruz (right), in the girl's abduction.
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
March 1 passed without any word about Garden Grove's Angela Martinez, who has been missing since March 1, 2007.
The nonprofit National Center for Missing and Exploited Children marked the third anniversary of the girl's disappearance by releasing this poster, which includes the photos seen above.
A Hispanic female with brown hair and black eyes, Angela was three years old the last time she was seen. At that time, she was 4 foot tall and 40 pounds. Anyone with information about the girl or her mother is asked to call (800) THE LOST (1-800-843-5678). All calls are confidential.
In light of this sad anniversary, and the tragic events currently playing out in San Diego County, following are details on other Orange County children who have gone missing since March 1, 2007, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. You can call the same number above if you know anything about their whereabouts.
Keisuke Christian Nakata Collins, 6, of Santa Ana, missing since June 16, 2008. He was allegedly abducted by his mother, Reiko Greenberg-Collins, who is believed to have taken him to Japan. The biracial boy was 3 foot 6 and 40 pounds with brown hair and eyes at the time he was last seen.
John Derenzo Cotton Jr., 4, of Placentia, missing since Dec. 4, 2009. He was allegedly abducted by his mother, Silvia Cholumbo Mulenga, who is believed to have taken him to Zambia. The black boy was 4 feet tall and 45 pounds with black hair, brown eyes and a birthmark on his abdomen the last time he was seen.
Noel Victoria Delacruz, 17, of Santa Ana, missing since Sept. 23, 2008. Considered an "endangered runaway," Noel may be in Louisiana. The Hispanic girl was 5 feet 5, 120 pounds with brown hair and eyes and a mole on her cheek the last time she was seen.
Stephanie Duque, 13, of Orange, missing since Feb. 10, 2009. Also considered an "endangered runaway," Stephanie may have remained local. The Hispanic girl was 5 foot 1, 132 pounds with brown hair and eyes and a mark on her face's right side the last time she was seen.
Ana Maria Jordan, 18, of Orange, missing since April 5, 2007. She may be an "endangered runaway" accompanied by her mother, Bernardina Jordan, possibly in Juarez, Mexico. The young Hispanic woman was 5 feet 2, 120 pounds with brown hair and eyes the time she was seen.
Alexa Hannah Ramirez, 3, of Buena Park, missing since Feb. 13, 2008. She was allegedly abducted by her mother, Tania Ramirez, who has pierced ears, a tribal tattoo on her lower back and possibly a dye job on her hair. Alexa also has pierced ears and when she was last seen she was 3 foot tall, 35 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
Jordy Rodriguez, 7 (left), Henry Rodriguez, 3 (center) and Jonathan Rodriguez Marina, 1, of Santa Ana, missing since July 25, 2008. They were allegedly abducted by their parents, Alberto Rodriguez and Sabina Lopez, who may be using the last name Marina. Felony warrants were issued for both parents, who may have traveled to Mexico. He may wear his hair in a pony tail. Jordy was 3 foot 6 and 46 pounds, Henry was 2 foot 9 and 23 pounds and Jonathan was 2 foot 3 and 18 pounds the last time anyone saw the three boys, who each have brown hair and eyes.
More photos of these and other missing children can be seen at www.missingkids.com.
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