–Description of Driver and Vehicle Made–
The following came to us via a Facebook post and
we’re reprinting it here, per request.
We’ve chosen to omit the names of the mother and daughter
that were originally provided for safety and privacy reasons
and we cleaned up some of the wording for clarity:
On Sunday February 24, 2013, my daughter (name omitted) was walking from Eureka High School to a friend’s home on J Street.
She told him “NO!” and took off running. He began to chase her. When she reached the white church on J Street she ran around the side of the church and hid until her friend down the street, and her boyfriend, came and took her to a friend’s home.
She was then brought to me and we contacted the Eureka Police Department and made a report. EPD
released the information to surrounding law enforcement
and said they would contact me if they found the suspect.
(My daughter) was not injured, other than being very scared and crying for some time from the fear that creep made her feel. She is OK. I thank the Lord for keeping her safe and am so proud of her for doing what I taught her to do. I’m also very proud of her for being able to remember so much detail about the van and driver.
If anyone should happen to see the van and/or driver described PLEASE call EPD (#441-4060; or, 911) and give them the location. I want this creep found!
I have told all my girls no more walking alone, ever. How sad it is a person cannot walk a few blocks on a sunny Sunday afternoon without trying to be abducted. I thank you for any and all help. Please share this if you want. The more who read it, the better the chances are of him being found.
The description is as follows:
- Hispanic male with greasy, slicked black hair down to his ears;
- Wearing a white tank top;
- Wearing a cross around his neck;
- Bearing a tattoo of something written in Spanish on his right arm;
- Driving a faded-red, older Minivan (pretty close in style as a Plymouth Voyager)
- The Minivan has a cross hanging from the rear view mirror, a sticker on the back window, and a dent on the driver side door.
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To note and for what it’s worth, there are a few vague similarities between this incident and two others allegedly occurring near the same area about a year ago.
The Eureka Police Department finally put out an alert on the above for citizens– 5 days afterwards.
(Posted by Skippy Massey)