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News Release

Sunday, March 16, 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 her father after a violent encounter with the child’s mother.

On Sunday, March 16, 2003, at approximately 12:10 AM., the suspect (biological father), 30 year–old Francisco Rosas, was involved in a domestic violence incident with the child’s mother in the 8400 block of Stanford Avenue, Los Angeles. After the violent attack, Rosas took the couples’ three-year-old girl away in a vehicle and is possibly enroute to Mexico. (The child’s mother received a bite and a stab wound and was treated and released at scene by paramedics.)

The child is described as follows: 3 ½ year old Jadida Michelle Espinoza, a female Hispanic, black hair, brown eyes, approximately 3 feet tall and 55 pounds. Jadida was last seen wearing an unknown color shirt and brown shorts.

The suspect, Francisco Rosas, is described as a male Hispanic with brown hair, brown eyes, 5’11" tall; weighing 190 pounds. Rosas was recently paroled from state prison and is considered dangerous. The suspect was last seen with the child in a 1992 light brown Chevrolet Tahoe, unknown license plate number.

A Photograph of the child is available at 77th Street Station located at 7600 south Broadway, Los Angeles.

Persons with information regarding this matter should contact the 77th Street Watch Commander at 213-485-4165.

This press release was prepared by Sergeant John Pasquariello, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.