Chloe Combe-Rivas

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Top Row and Bottom Left: Chloe, circa 2006;
Bottom Right: Age-progression to age 11 (circa 2014)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 15, 2006 from Kansas City, Missouri
  • Classification: Family Abduction
  • Date of Birth: July 8, 2003
  • Age: 2 years old
  • Height and Weight: 2'8, 35 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Light brown hair, black eyes. Chloe has a small dog bite scar on the left side of her nose.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Chloe was last seen in Kansas City, Missouri on March 15, 2006. She was abducted by her non-custodial mother, Aline Rivas-Vera. A photograph and vital statistics for Aline are posted below this case summary. A felony warrant for kidnapping was issued for her on May 18, 2006. At the time she abducted from Chloe, Aline was in the process of a divorce from the child's father, Didier Combe. Didier is a native of France, but became a naturalized American citizen in 2003. Aline is a Mexican citizen who was living in the United States on a student visa in 2006. Aline and Didier shared custody of Chloe during their divorce proceedings. Aline fled with Chloe during a court-ordered visit. Didier was granted full custody of his daughter afterwards.

    Aline and Chloe are known to have flown to Mexico via Houston, Texas. Didier filed a lawsuit against Continental Airlines in connection with Chloe's abduction. Mexican law requires a single-parent passenger traveling alone with a minor child to present a notarized letter from the absent parent authorizing travel for that child out of the United States into Mexico. According to Didier, Continental Airlines never asked to see Aline's letter, in violation of the law and its own policies, and thus failed to prevent Chloe's abduction. That lawsuit is pending.

    Didier has made at least six trips to Mexico to try and get Chloe returned to him. He has filed for her return under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Aline filed for full custody of her daughter in Mexican courts, but this was denied. Aline's mother and twin brother, who both live in the Kansas City area, both traveled to Mexico City to testify against Aline and request Chloe's return to the United States. In April 2008, a Mexican family court judge ruled that, as Chloe had been living in Mexico since 2006, she should remain there. Didier appealed, however, and in November 2009 a Mexican high court ordered Chloe's return to the United States and the care of her father. Aline and Chloe went into hiding after the ruling, however, and their current whereabouts are unknown.

    Chloe and Aline are presumed to still be in Mexico, probably in the Mexico City area, where Aline has relatives. Her case remains unsolved.

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    Aline Rivas-Vera
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    Above Images: Aline Rivas-Vera

    Date of Birth: June 22, 1980
    Age: 25 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'4, 110 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Light brown hair, green eyes. Aline is a Mexican citizen. She speaks English, French and Castilian Spanish. She may use the last names Combe and/or Combe-Rivas.
    Medical Conditions: Aline may have suicidal tendencies.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Platte County Sheriff's Office
    816-858-3521

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    The Boston Globe
    Find Chloe
    Missouri State Highway Patrol
    For the Lost
    America's Most Wanted

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    Updated 9 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 24, 2015; age-progression updated.

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