Friday, June 5, 2009
Woman Kidnapped by Estranged Boyfriend, Police Seek Public's Help
On June 5, at around 5:45 p.m., Hollenbeck Area detectives arrested Matias Lopez for kidnapping at his residence. His ex-girlfriend Davila was brought home by Lopez unharmed.
Los Angeles: Los Angeles police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man who allegedly kidnapped a former girlfriend after she dropped their daughter off at a school in East Los Angeles on June 4, 2009.
At around 12:30 p.m., the victim’s mother walked into Hollenbeck Police Station to report at 7:30 a.m., her daughter, Stephanie Lilian Davila, dropped off her 6-year-old child at Griffin Elementary School in a white Mazda minivan, license plate number 5-L-I-D-5-5-4, and never returned.
According to detectives, Davila’s ex-boyfriend, 27-year-old Matias Lopez, may have been distraught over a recent break up and took Davila against her will. A cell phone record determined that Matias may have driven the victim to the Las Vegas area.
Davila is described as a female Hispanic about 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 145 pounds. She was last seen wearing a dark blue sweat shirt, black sweat pants and black sneakers.
Lopez is described as a male Hispanic, 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighing 180 pounds. He was last seen driving a dark green Jeep Cherokee license plate number 3-R-Y-G-5-5-4.
Detectives are interested in any information on the whereabouts of the victim, suspect and the two vehicles involved. Anyone with information is urged to contact Hollenbeck Detectives at 323-526-3000. During off-hours, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247). Callers may also text “Crimes” with a cell phone or log on to www.lapdonline.org and click on web tips. When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with “LAPD.” Tipsters may remain anonymous.