Details of Disappearance
Kimberly was last seen in Oxnard, California on July 1, 2015. She had been in the care of a social service agency, but was then placed with her father, Omar Lopez. Kimberly's mother, Mayra Chavez-Lopez, was allowed to visit her; the visits were supposed to be supervised by Omar and his mother. Photos of Omar and Mayra are posted below this case summary.
More than a year after Kimberly was placed in Omar's care, someone called the social service agency and said they were concerned about Kimberly. Works from California's Children and Family Services tried to check on her several times, but Omar and Mayra told them she was staying with relatives in Mexico. They didn't have any documentation or other evidence to support their story, however.
In September 2016, social workers filed a missing persons report. When Kimberly is located, she will be placed in protective custody. On October 7, 2016, Kimberly's parents were both arrested for their non-cooperation with the investigation.
Authorities stated they have no evidence that Kimberly is deceased, but they need to verify her well-being. She may still be in California, or she may be in Mexico, specifically Tijuana, Los Reyes, Michoacan or Guadalajara. Her case remains unsolved.
Left: Omar Lopez;
Right: Mayra Chavez-Lopez