• 14-year-old girl abducted in Kennewick found in Mexico


    KENNEWICK, Wash. - A 14-year-old girl who was abducted in Kennewick was located in Jalisco, Mexico, Wednesday, police said.

    An Amber Alert was issued last Thursday afternoon for Elizabeth Romero, who was last seen at 1800 West Seventh Ave.

    On Wednesday, police said that Romero's mother had spoken to her on the phone, and Romero had told her she was in Jalisco and was OK.

    The Amber Alert was subsequently canceled.

    Police described Elizabeth as Hispanic, with brown hair and brown eyes. She is believed to be 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs about 130 pounds.

    Authorities said last Thursday that Elizabeth may be in the company of 19-year-old Hood River resident Edwardo Fabien Flores Rosales, who was described as a Hispanic man with black hair and brown eyes. He is believed to be 5 feet 9 inches and weighs 225 pounds. Police said that they believed the two may have been traveling in a dark green Ford Escape.

    Police said Wednesday that there was still a warrant for the arrest of Rosales on suspicion of the kidnapping in the second degree. Police were also looking for a second suspect for aiding and abetting Rosales in his flight to Mexico.

    Anyone with information about the case was asked to call the Crime Stoppers line at 586-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).



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