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Find Missing Sofia Lucerno Juarez!

Find Missing Sofia Lucerno Juarez!

Find missing Sofia Lucerno Juarez!
She has been missing for over 16 years.
When last seen, she was playing with her brother.
And she left the house to buy a treat
At the local store.
But she never returned and was never seen again.
Where is Sofia?

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Details

Find missing Sofia Lucerno Juarez! Sofia Lucerno Juarez has been missing since February 4, 2003. She is missing from Kennewick, Washington State. Her case is classified as a non-family abduction. Her year of birth is 1998. At the time of her disappearance, Sofia was 4 years old. Her current age is 21 years old. Sofia Lucerno Juarez is a Latino female of Hispanic ethnicity. She is described as 3’0″ and 33 pounds at the time of her disappearance. Sofia has black hair and brown eyes.

At the time of her disappearance, Sofia Lucerno Juarez was missing her top four front teeth. She has a mole under her eye. Her ears are pierced. When she was last seen, the child was wearing a red long-sleeved shirt and blue overalls. She wore violet socks, white Converse sneakers, and gold hoop earrings.

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Circumtances

Sofia Lucerno Juarez was last known to be playing with her brother. They were in her bedroom between 8:15 and 9:15 P.M. It was February 4, 2003, the day before her fifth birthday. Sofia left the bedroom and told her mother, Maria Juarez, about it. Juarez said that she was going to the store five blocks away. She was supposed to be accompanied by her grandmother’s boyfriend, Jose Lopez Torres.

Maria gave Sofia a dollar to spend at the store and assumed she caught a ride with Torres. Sofia did not get into the car, however. And Torres left without her. No one saw her leave the house. When Torres returned from the store at 9:45 P.M. And he said Sofia had not gone with him, Maria alerted the authorities.

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Investigation

Sofia’s disappearance was treated as an abduction from the outset. And an Amber Alert was issued. It was canceled after she was not located within 36 hours. Police continue to believe she was abducted. They have contacted Sofia’s father and say he was cooperative. And he is not a suspect in the case. Her father has never met her. Torres has also been ruled out as a suspect in Sofia’s disappearance.

A ten-year-old relative of Sofia’s who lives in her home says he saw her walking down the driveway at about the time she disappeared,accompanied by a man dressed in a black sweatshirt, black pants,and black shoes. This sighting has not been confirmed.

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Person Of Interest

A week after Sofia’s disappearance, police announced an interest in a 35-year-old neighbor of Sofia’s. He name is Kevin L. Ireland. He has a record for minor sex crimes. And he allegedly made a suspicious comment about Sofia’s disappearance over the phone. He took a polygraph about her disappearance and police served a search warrant on his house. They were also interested in the Ireland’s car.

The vehicle was a WHITE FORD TEMPO panel van. A similar van was spotted a few blocks from Sofia’s residence at around the time she disappeared. Ireland was arrested on a traffic warrant unrelated to Sofia’s case a week after her disappearance. And while in jail was charged with telephone harassment in relation to the comments he had made about Sofia’s case.

Kevin L. Ireland is considered a person of interest. But he’s not not a strong suspect in Sofia’s apparent abduction.

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Authorities Announcement

Authorities, in May 2003, made an announcement. It was that in addition to the panel van they were looking for a mid-nineties model full-sized faded orange van. It was with a license plate which had a double J in the number. The van’s driver was a while male with a thick blond beard, between 35 and 40 years old. A witness recalled seeing the van in the area around the time of Sofia’s disappearance. Police do not know if the van is connected to her case.

Extensive searches have produced little of evidentiary value in Sofia’s case. Searchers found a pair of overalls and a pair of little girl’s shoes in the area, but neither belonged to her. Nothing else was ever located.

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Today

Sofia Juarez is described as a loving and vivacious child. Her mother stated she was shy and wouldn’t have gone with a stranger without a fuss. Maria believed Sofia’s kidnapper was someone the child knew and trusted. She enjoyed playing with Barbie dolls and putting on makeup at the time of her disappearance. And her favorite food is hamburgers from the fast food restaurant chain BURGER KING. There was a search which extended to Mexico and fairly extensive media coverage. This included profiles on the television crime show America’s Most Wanted. And there was her photograph of the side of a NASCAR racing car. However, Sofia remains missing

Sofia Juarez’s mother died of natural causes in January 2009, aged twenty-six.

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How We Can Help

Sofia Lucerno Juarez has been missing for 16 years. Her mother died not knowing what happened to her daughter. Her loved ones have endured at least 15 birthdays and 15 Christmases with an empty chair around the table. And it seems that there is no end in sight. There is little evidence of what happened to Sofia. Even though her mother is no longer alive to come home to, there is her father and other family members.

Over 14 years is far too long. Someone (s) has information. Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Sofia Lucerno Juarez? Do you have any information concerning the person (s) responsible for her disappearance?

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Contact Information

If you think you know the whereabouts of Sofia Lucerno Juarez, BEFORE TAKING ANY ACTION, please contact the Kennewick Police Department (Washington State): 1-509-585-4208 or 1-509-628-0333. You may contact your local law enforcement agency. You may contact the California Department of Justice at 1-800-222-FIND (24 hour nationwide toll-free Hotline) or (916) 210-3119. You may email the Office at missing.persons@doj.ca.gov. Or you can leave your tip online: Click here to leave your tip online. You may contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at: 1-800-843-5678. Or you can contact your local law enforcement or 9-1-1.

NCMEC Case Number: 954908
NamUs Case Number: MP4006
Agency Case Number: 03-03751

Socia Lucerno Juarez has a National Center for Missing and Exploited Children poster. Click here to view it.
Sofia Lucerno Juarez has a NamUs profile. Click here to view it.
This seems to be the only lengthy, detailed page that confirms the many details given about this missing child by the original author. Click here to learn more.
This is a video appeal for this missing child. Click here to watch.
Sofia Lucerno Juarez has a GINA Foundation for Missing Persons profile. The above image is courtesy of this profile.
This missing child has a California Attorney General’s Office profile. Click here to view it.
The above image is courtesy of this profile. Click here to view it.
This short article was published after this missing child reached her 15th annual missing date. Click here to learn more.
The information on this page can be found on Sofia Juarez’s Charley Project Page. I have adapted and remixed it. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 International.

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