Allyson Corrales

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Top Row and Bottom Left and Center: Allyson, circa 2009;
Bottom Right: Age-progression to age 11 (circa 2016)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 4, 2009 from Kansas City, Missouri
  • Classification: Family Abduction
  • Date of Birth: January 13, 2005
  • Age: 4 years old
  • Height and Weight: 3'8, 40 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Brown hair, brown eyes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Allyson was last seen in Kansas City, Missouri on March 4, 2009. Two days later, her mother, Katia Lainez, was found murdered inside their apartment in the 4000 block of Harvard Circle, near Interstate 70 and Sterling Avenue. Allyson was missing and presumed to have been abducted by the killer(s). A photo of Lainez is posted below this case summary.

    Lainez and Luis Corrales-Sanchez, Allyson's father, had dated for many years. They are both from Honduras and had met before they moved to the United States. After the couple separated in November 2008, Luis was reportedly very upset and begged, cajoled and threatened Lainez to try to get her to get back together with him. Lainez, who had sole custody of Allyson, filed for an order of protection against Luis. She told the court that Luis had threatened to kill her if she ever left him. He was ordered to stay away from her and Allyson, and also to make child support payments of $400 a month. Lainez's relatives stated she was afraid of Luis and described him as a jealous man.

    Luis is an illegal immigrant who had been living and working in San Antonio, Texas, but had come to Kansas City to visit Allyson a few days before the child's disappearance. He told Lainez he had no place to stay and she invited him to live in her apartment for a short time, in spite of the protection order she had against him. Lainez spoke to relatives on the phone the night before her murder, and they heard Luis arguing in the background.

    Luis could not be found after Lainez's murder. His photo and vital statistics are posted below this case summary. His vehicle was found parked at Lainez's apartment, but her red 1999 Kia Sportage with the Missouri license plate number PB1 R3R was missing. Authorities found it wrecked in San Antonio on March 31. Someone else had possession of it. The driver said Luis had given him the car in return for enough money to buy two bus tickets to Mexico, for Allyson and himself. The buyer drove Luis and Allyson to a Greyhound bus terminal, where they boarded a bus heading to El Salvador. A photo of Luis's vehicle is posted below this case summary.

    Authorities had long considered Luis a person of interest in Lainez's murder, but many months passed before DNA testing confirmed he'd been in her home at the time of the attack. Legal issues with child custody prevented them for issuing a kidnapping warrant, although they believed he had taken Allyson: with Lainez's death, custody automatically reverted to the next of kin, meaning Luis. Therefore, legally he had a right to take the child. It wasn't until investigators got the DNA results that they could officially name Luis as the prime suspect in Lainez's murder and issue warrants for him.

    Luis has relatives in Houston, Texas and in Manassas, Virginia, and he and Allyson may be in either of those areas. They could also be in Honduras or El Salvador. Allyson's whereabouts are unknown and her case remains unsolved. She is considered to be endangered due to the circumstances involved in her disappearance.

    Katia Lainez Kia Sportage
    Left: Katia Lainez
    Right: 1999 Kia Sportage

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    Luis Corrales-Sanchez
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    Above Images: Luis Corrales-Sanchez

    Date of Birth: September 7, 1977
    Age: 31 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'5, 160 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Black hair, brown eyes. Luis is a native of Honduras. Some agencies refer to him as Luis Corrales.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Kansas City Police Department
    816-474-8477

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    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    The Kansas City Star
    KCTV 5
    America's Most Wanted
    WDAF Fox 4
    KMBC-TV 9
    WOAI
    Federal Bureau of Investigation

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    Updated 7 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 23, 2016; age-progression updated.

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