Girl Possibly Taken From Modesto Home
Modesto police are asking the public to help find a 13-year-old girl who may have been abducted from her aunt´s house. Police say Maria Rodriguez disappeared between midnight and 4 AM.
Also missing from the home is Regino Bautista, a 40 year old man who was staying at the home. Maria and her sister were headed from Mexico to Seattle to visit other relatives when they stopped in Modesto. The family says Bautista took the girl, but police say it´s possible she went willingly.
All of their belongings were gone. Police did not issue an Amber Alert because they say this does not meet the criteria for the higher level alert. Bautista is driving a two door, white Toyota Corolla with Washington license plates. Police believe he may have been heading to the Corning or Red Bluff area. Maria does not speak English.