Hazel X. Bracamontes

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Left: Hazel, circa 2005;
Right: Age-progression to age 13 (circa 2014)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 2, 2005 from Watsonville, California
  • Classification: Family Abduction
  • Date of Birth: June 17, 2001
  • Age: 3 years old
  • Height and Weight: 3'0, 30 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Black hair, brown eyes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Hazel was last seen in Watsonville, California on May 2, 2005. She and her brother, Carlos Pacheco, were abducted by their non-custodial father, Adrian Aguilar Pacheco. The children were in foster care at the time; their father kidnapped them during a visit. Authorities haven't disclosed the reason the children were in foster care, but they stated their mother and Adrian had parted ways by the time of the abductions. Adrian was allowed to take the children out on unsupervised visits and would normally return them to their foster home on Hollowview Lane by early evening.

    A photograph and vital statistics for Adrian are posted below this case summary. A felony warrant for kidnapping was issued for him on May 5, 2005. Adrian and his children may still be in the local area or may have left the state. They may be traveling in a brown four-door vehicle. There is concern for Carlos and Hazel's safety, as Adrian had a criminal record and a history of drug abuse. They may still be in the United States. The children's whereabouts are unknown and cases remain unsolved.

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    Adrian Aguilar Pacheco
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    Above: Adrian Aguilar Pacheco

    Date of Birth: February 11, 1978
    Age: 27 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'6, 200 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Black hair, brown eyes. Adrian has a tattoo of a cross on his left arm. He may use the alias Luis Antonio Ramos or may reverse his middle and last names, as in "Adrian Pacheco Aguilar."

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Watsonville Police Department
    831-471-1151

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    California Attorney General's Office
    For the Lost
    The Mercury News
    NamUs

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    Updated 7 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 17, 2014; age-progression updated.

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