Lopez, approximately 2009
Date reported missing : 04/23/2009
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 32 years old
Height / Weight : 5'5, 175 pounds
Medical conditions : Lopez was eight and a half months pregnant at the time of her disappearance. She also suffers from diabetes and high blood pressure.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Hispanic female. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Lopez's ears are pierced. She may use the last name Lopez-Sanchez.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Lopez was last seen when she went to a doctor's appointment at a health clinic on Cedar Street in Laredo, Texas. She disappeared after she left the appointment. Her car was found in the clinic parking lot with the door and window open and her cellular phone inside.
Lopez has never been heard from again. She left behind a one-year-old daughter. Her case remains unsolved.
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September 2021 updates and sources
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