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News Release

Wednesday, July 11, 2001

Media Relations

Children Abducted by Mother


Los Angeles - On July Monday, 9, 2001, at approximately 3:45 a.m., Omar Ramirez, the father of abducted children, went to work. When he returned on the same day at 3:00 p.m., he discovered his children along with his wife missing from the apartment, located at 1251 Magnolia Avenue #6, Los Angeles.

On July 11, 2001, at 11:00 a.m., the father went to Wilshire Area Community Police Station to report his wife and children missing. He thinks his wife was possibly en route to Las Vegas with his children.

The mother, Maria Elizabeth Ramirez, may be in the company of her boyfriend Mark Marroquin, male Hispanic, 5'1", 160 lbs. 42 years of age and their three month old daughter Valerie Marroquin.

Maria Ramirez is a female Hispanic, black hair, brown eyes, 5'2", 138 lbs., 32 years of age.

Abducted children are as follows:

  • Christian Alejandro Ramirez: male Hispanic, black hair, brown eyes, 4'5", 50 lbs., 10 years of age

  • Adela Paulette Ramirez: female Hispanic, black hair, brown eyes, 4'3", 45 lbs., 6 years of age

Anyone with information is urged to contact Wilshire Area Community Police Station at 213-485-4022.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.