Parental kidnapping is a real problem for some families. When one parent is disgruntled after a child custody dispute, it's possible that one parent could take a child and leave town or go to an undisclosed location. That can cause major concerns for the child's safety, and if the parent and child is found, it's likely that the parent will lose some or all visitation rights.
This may or may not be what happened in this case, but regardless, a mother is searching for her child who could be anywhere in the United States or Mexico. She claims it's the father of her child who is responsible for the girl going missing, but others aren't sure.
The woman's 9-year-old daughter was seen on Sunday morning when her mother tucked her into bed. The house was locked, but the mother found her stove turned on; when she checked on her daughter again, she found the door cracked and the little girl gone from the home.
Her father lives in Mexico, because he was deported in 2013 or 2014, depending on which parent's story is heard. He was deported after being arrested for possessing weapons.
The child's mother believes that someone faked the child's passport information in order to take her out of the country. In the past, the mother claims the little girl's father said he would not allow her to have permanent custody. Now, he's been questioned, but no one is sure if he is the one responsible for the disappearance. The man's current girlfriend claims he has no idea about where his daughter is, and she claims she will try to obtain custody of the man's children.
Source: Naples Daily News, "Mother of missing San Carlos Park girl says she believes someone took her to Mexico," Maria Perez, Michael Braun, May 31, 2016