Jacqueline Hernandez from Claremont was kidnapped from her home in 2007, and until 2021, no one knew her whereabouts.
During all this time, she hadn’t seen her mother and presumably lived with her father, who was behind her abduction.
On December 27, 2007, a warrant was issued, but neither the man nor the daughter were ever found.
The police and Jacqueline’s mother, Angelica, searched for her for many years, but they were unsuccessful.
Finally, the girl herself contacted her mother. On September 2, Angelica received a message from her daughter on social media:
She claimed to be in Mexico and wanted to meet Angelica on September 10 at the US port of entry based in Laredo, Texas.
Angelica reported it to the police and, together with law enforcement, went to the Mexico border to find out if the girl who wrote to her on social media was her kidnapped daughter.
Fortunately, this story had a happy ending: the mother and daughter finally reunited for the first time after 14 years.
It is still unknown why Jacqueline decided to reach out to her mother at this moment and what her living conditions were for all these years.
The captain of the Claremont Police Department stated that there is currently a valid arrest warrant for the 43-year-old father of the girl, and investigators, along with other law enforcement agents, are still trying to locate him.