FBI releases chilling footage of California lady’s kidnapping whereas strolling her canine in Mexico

FBI releases chilling footage of California lady’s kidnapping whereas strolling her canine in Mexico

The FBI has launched footage of the kidnapping of a California lady who was snatched off the road whereas strolling her canine in Mexico final yr.

Monica de Leon Barba, 29, of San Mateo, has not been seen since she was pulled right into a van whereas strolling dwelling from work round 5 p.m. on Nov. 29 in Tepatitlán, Jalisco close to Guadalajara, in accordance with the FBI.

The feds imagine de Leon Barba continues to be alive and being held hostage by her captors, in accordance with a report.

“The FBI is requesting the general public’s help in finding Monica and returning her safely to her household. We imagine these movies might have generated new public tricks to help in our investigation,” FBI Particular Agent in Cost Robert Tripp stated in a Thursday afternoon assertion.

Tripp instructed FOX 2 San Francisco that the FBI “believes this was a focused kidnapping.”

The primary video exhibits de Leon Barba strolling along with her pup as three automobiles — a silver Volkswagen Jetta, a grey Dodge Charger and a white Chevrolet Suburban — concerned in her kidnapping slowly go by her.

The second clip exhibits the kidnapping.


FBI releases chilling footage of California lady’s kidnapping whereas strolling her canine in Mexico
Monica de Leon Barba was caught on digital camera strolling her canine moments earlier than she was kidnapped.
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A number of suspects will be seen getting out of automobiles and confronting de Leon Barba. They then power her into the Jetta earlier than the suspects pace off within the three automobiles, the footage exhibits.

After the automobiles left, video exhibits de Leon Barba’s canine operating round free on the street. In accordance with the FBI, the canine was positioned and safely recovered by relations.

“We imagine she continues to be being held hostage. The hostage takers have been in touch along with her household and the FBI is working very intently along with her household and with authorities in Mexico to deliver her dwelling safely,” Tripp instructed the outlet.


Monica de Leon Barba and a cat
The FBI stated they imagine Monica de Leon Barba continues to be being held hostage.
FBI

The FBI is providing a $40,000 reward for any details about de Leon Barba’s location.

She was final seen sporting a black t-shirt and black pants. She reportedly stands about 5-foot-5 and has brief black hair with blonde highlights.

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