Olson Urges International Support for Information on Missing Teen
Sugar Land, TXâ€“ Today, Rep. Pete Olson urged continued assistance from Americans and Mexicans in the search for missing 17 year old Bianca Lozano. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Juan Antonio Lozano. It was 15 years ago that Bianca Lozano was kidnapped by her non-custodial father and taken from her mother when she was just 18 months old. Today, August 19th is Biancaâ€™s 17th birthday.
Her mother, Deana Hebert has been working with every level of authority possible including Harris County officials, the U.S. State Department, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the FBI and Crime Stoppers in Houston in an attempt to find her daughter. Ms. Hebert contacted Rep. Olsonâ€™s office shortly after he was elected for additional assistance.
â€œFive minutes is too long for a mother to go without knowing the whereabouts of her child. Fifteen years is unbearable,â€ Rep. Pete Olson said. â€œThe communities both in the US and Mexico can help law enforcement with this case. I implore the good people of Texas and Mexico to come forward with any information. Iâ€™m pleased that the FBI is increasing their reward for information and appreciate the time and effort they are giving to this tragedy. Crime Stoppers has also committed resources and time to help this family and it will take all of these efforts and more to ensure this girl knows she is a US citizen with a mother who loves her.â€
Timeline of the Bianca Lozano abduction:
- April 7, 1995 Bianca Lozano was abducted by her father on a scheduled custody visit with her at the age of 18 months.
- September 18, 1995 an UFAP arrest warrant was issued for Juan Antonio Lozano Jr. by the Harris County District Attorneyâ€™s Office for unlawful flight and with interfering with child custody.
- Mother Deana Hebert registered with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Hebert contacted the State Department in 1997. She hired several private investigators and continued to work with the Harris County Prosecutors office and the FBI in her search. Deana Hebert did everything possible to locate her daughter.
- In December of 2008, Deana Hebert retrieved new information that Bianca was determined as enrolled in school in Monterrey Mexico. She retrieved the below document via the internet at this web site. http://www.emexico.gob.mx/wb2/eMex/eMex_Consulta_tu_CURP. CURP stands for â€œClave Unica De Registro De Poblacionâ€ which means roughly - code for the registration of the population.
Bianca, now 17, has a light-brown, semi-oval-shaped birthmark on her right shoulder blade. At the time of her disappearance she had pierced ears.
â€œBianca Lozano deserves to know that she has a mother in Houston who loves her very much. I am counting on the good nature of all Americans to think carefully if you have seen this girl or her father and let authorities or my office know if you have any information about Biancaâ€™s whereabouts,â€ Olson concluded.
Please Click Here to visit Deana Hebert's website about Bianca Lozano.
To contact the Houston FBI with information - English speaking callers can call 713-693-5000. Spanish speaking callers may call 713-817-1412. Internet tips in either language can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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