Ventura County

Oxnard police searching for missing 4-year-old girl

Parents claim she is living in Mexico

OXNARD, Calif. - Oxnard Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing four year-old girl.

The missing girl is Kimberly Lopez. She was last seen on March 10, 2015 at a residence in the 900 block of Denver place, in Oxnard.

Investigators believe Kimberly is in either California or Mexico.

Kimberly was last seen when she was in the custody and care of her father, Omar Misael Lopez of Oxnard.

Kimberly was previously a dependent child of the Ventura County Juvenile Court. Custody and care of Kimberly was given to Omar by the juvenile court.

After Omar completed the required services, the case was dismissed in March 2015.

Kimberly’s mother, Mayra Chavez Lopez, was given supervised home visits with Kimberly. The visits were to be supervised by Omar and Maria Lopez, Mayra’s mother. The last reported sighting of Kimberly was during a home visit by a Ventura County Children and Family Services (VCCFS) social worker on March 10, 2015, just after the case was dismissed.

After receiving a call concerned about her welfare in July of 2016, VCCFS social workers made several home visits to attempt to check on Kimberly. Omar and Mayra provided social workers with unverified information that Kimberly was living with relatives in Mexico.

After numerous continued home visits, neither Omar nor Mayra were able to provide verifiable documentation or proof that Kimberly was living with relatives in Mexico.

VCCFS notified the Oxnard Police Department on September 7, 2016 that Kimberly was missing and unaccounted for. A Missing Person report was taken and investigators immediately started looking for the whereabouts of Kimberly.

VCCFS in September of 2016 initiated a new juvenile dependency case on Kimberly, and the Ventura County Juvenile Court issued an order to take Kimberly back into protective custody when she is located.

The Oxnard Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit and Family Protection Unit, along with the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office, Ventura County Sheriff's Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are all working to locate Kimberly Lopez.

Omar and Mayra are currently in custody on civil arrest warrants for failing to provide accurate information on the whereabouts of Kimberly. Omar and Mayra have relatives that reside in several different cities in Mexico.

Investigators know Omar and Mayra traveled to Mexico several times during the time period that Kimberly was last seen.

Kimberly Lopez is described as four years old, light-skinned Hispanic female. She has brown hair and brown eyes. She is approximately three-feet tall and probably weighs 40 to 50 pounds.

The Oxnard Police Department is offering a $10,000 reward to anyone with information that directly leads investigators to the whereabouts of Kimberly Lopez.

Investigators are requesting anyone with information on the location of Kimberly Lopez to call the tip line at (805) 200-2370. You can call anonymously and still provide valuable information to help investigators locate Kimberly. 

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