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News Release

Monday, June 2, 2003

Media Relations

Child Abduction Regional Emergency Alert Issued

"Child Abduction Regional Emergency Alert Issued"

 

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is requesting the assistance of the media to provide the public with the following information to assist Law Enforcement efforts in locating a child taken by his father.

On June 1, 2003, the missing child’s mother contacted the 77th Area Police Station to report that the suspect had failed to return their child on May 31, 2003 as agreed. The mother indicated that the suspect (child’s father) called her on June 1, 2003 at approximately 9:45 p.m., and told her that he may go to Mexico. The father has been known to conceal the child in the past and has taken the child to Mexico.

The child is described as three year-old Alexis Esclardra, a male Hispanic, brown hair, brown eyes, approximately 3 feet and 48 pounds.

The suspect is described as 25 year-old German Esclardra, a male Hispanic, black hair, brown eyes, 5 feet 6 inches and 145 pounds.

Photographs of the child and the father are available at 77th Area Police Station located at 7600 South Broadway.

Anyone with information or questions regarding this matter should contact the 77th Area Police Station at 213-485-4164. On weekends and during off-hours, please call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Adriana N. Sanchez, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.