The FBI’s Los Angeles office is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the safe return of a U.S.
citizen with ties to Southern California who was kidnapped in Mexico last month.
Maria del Carmen Lopez, 63, a dual citizen of the U.S.
and Mexico, had been living in the town of Pueblo Nuevo, Colima, with her husband for almost a decade when she was abducted in broad daylight on February 9th by several men wearing hoods.
Her daughter, Sonia Lopez, is pleading for her mother’s safe return and believes that her mother was the innocent victim of a kidnapping.
The FBI has evidence that the abduction was brazen and not drug-related, nor was Maria involved in criminal activity.
The case is still under investigation, and the motive is unclear.
Maria del Carmen Lopez is the latest in a string of Americans who have been abducted or disappeared in Mexico.
State Department has issued travel advisories to 30 of Mexico’s 32 states, warning that they are unsafe for Americans.