Authorities in Southern California have issued a missing persons alert for a mother and her two-month-old daughter after they went missing on Sunday morning.
Los Angeles County Police and Sheriff’s Deputies are desperate for Sabrina Sanchez, 31, and her daughter, Itzel Sanchez.
Investigators believe they were abducted by 25-year-old Efrain Sanchez-Jimenez, Sabrina’s husband and Itzel’s father.
According to authorities, Sanchez-Jimenez threatened his wife and child before they disappeared.
“Suspect Sanchez recently threatened to murder his wife and child and is believed to be armed with a handgun,” the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday.
The three were last seen leaving Sabrina’s home in Lancaster around 11.45am. The city is approximately 70 miles north of downtown Los Angeles.
“It is believed the victims left the suspect out of coercion and fear for their safety after he previously committed a sexual assault on a family member,” the sheriff’s office said.
Sabrina and Itzel drove off with Efrain in his silver Buick-Lucerne sedan, which has Colorado license plates AUI-X94. Photos of the sedan have been released publicly.
Efrain was last seen driving the limousine while wearing a white tank top and silver shorts. He has short brown hair and brown eyes.
Sabrina was described as having black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen in a red and white dress. Her daughter Itzel has full brown hair and brown eyes.
If sighted, authorities are urging Californians to call 911 or contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities believe Efrain is armed and dangerous and say his wife and child are in “significant physical danger”.
On Monday, the alert was expanded to include the greater Southern California area, including San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, San Diego and Imperial counties.
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