Details of Disappearance Ernesto was abducted by his non-custodial mother from Harlingen, Texas on July 23, 2003. He was found safe in Mexico in April 2008.
Acquaintances of Ernesto's mother saw the child's picture on the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children website and reported his whereabouts to authorities. Ernesto has been reunited with his searching father. His mother will face federal charges of kidnapping.