According to the police officials, the girl was allegedly abducted by her father. Police say she has managed to find her way back to her mom with the help of social media. The mother contacted her local police department on Sept 2 to say someone claiming to be her daughter had contacted her and wanted to meet.
Her daughter was allegedly abducted by her father, Pablo, according to a missing person’s poster that was issued after her disappearance saying they may travel to Mexico. A felony warrant for kidnapping was issued for him on Dec. 27, 2007, according to the missing person’s file.
The girl said she was in Mexico and asked to meet Angelica at the Point of Entry at the border in Texas on Sept. 10.
Multiple law enforcement agencies from Florida were involved and collectively determined that the woman was in fact Angelica’s missing child.
“Authorities determined that the female was indeed Jacqueline Hernandez who was abducted from her mother, Angelica Vences-Salgado, in 2007. At approximately 4:55 p.m., Jacqueline, now 19 years old, was successfully reunited with her mother,” the Facebook news release said.
Angelica said it was hard being apart from her daughter all those years.
“We’re just excited to have some closure for the family,” said Police Cpl. Kruse.
He says the department is working with the FBI to apprehend her father. Police confirmed there is still an active warrant for him.
Police Chief Broadway thanked all the agencies involved adding: “This is a prime example of what can be accomplished when multiple law enforcement agencies and their respective communities work cooperatively together and maintain open lines of communication.
“In this case, several agencies in different counties and states across the nation were able to create a force multiplier and aid in reuniting the victim with her mother after 14 years,” he said.