en route again to the Bay Space

(KRON) — A San Mateo lady who was kidnapped in Mexico final yr has been discovered and can quickly be reunited together with her Bay Space household, the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed to KRON4.

Monica De Leon Barba is protected and at present en route again to the US, the FBI stated. De Leon Barba was kidnapped whereas out strolling her canine on Nov. 29, 2022 in Tepatitlán, Jalisco, Mexico.

(Images courtesy of discover Monica De Leon Fb web page)

The FBI launched video of her kidnapping to the general public in April to assist discover her. Within the video, De Leon Barba might be seen strolling alongside the highway together with her canine. She was then pressured right into a automobile by a number of suspects.

In a second clip, three automobiles had been highlighted which had been used within the kidnapping, the FBI stated. The descriptions of 5 suspects had been launched as properly. De Leon Barba’s canine was later seen operating unfastened on the street, earlier than it was discovered by a member of the family.

“For the previous eight months, FBI personnel in California and Mexico have labored tirelessly with the household and with companions right here and in Mexico,” stated Particular Agent In Cost Robert Tripp of the FBI San Francisco Discipline Workplace. “Our reduction and pleasure on the protected return of Monica and Gael is profound. The FBI investigation is much from over, however we are able to now work this case understanding an harmless sufferer is reunited together with her household. On behalf of the FBI, I wish to prolong my honest because of our legislation enforcement companions, to the household, and to the San Mateo neighborhood for his or her continued engagement and advocacy. They by no means forgot Monica, and neither did we.”

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