Bianca Isabella Lozano

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Top Row and Bottom Left and Center: Bianca, circa 1995;
Bottom Right: Bianca in 2012, age eighteen

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 7, 1995 from Baytown, Texas
  • Classification: Family Abduction
  • Date of Birth: August 19, 1993
  • Age: 1 year old
  • Height and Weight: 2'0 - 2'8, 26 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Bianca has a light brown oval-shaped birthmark on her back, on her right shoulder blade. Her ears are pierced.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Bianca was last seen on April 7, 1995 in Baytown, Texas. She was abducted by her non-custodial father, Juan Antonio Lozano Jr. A photograph and vital statistics for Juan are posted below this case summary. He picked up Bianca from the home of her mother, Deana Ann Hebert (sometimes referred to as Deana Ann Lozano), for what was supposed to be a weekend visit, and never returned her. A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution was issued for him on September 18, 1995, and there is also a warrant for his arrest on charges of interfering with child custody.

    Bianca's parents were married for less than a year before deciding to divorce. They were still in the middle of divorce proceedings when Juan abducted Bianca. At the time of the abduction, he was awaiting trial for an unrelated charge of assault, and the divorce was due to be finalized in a few weeks.

    Hebert sued Juan's parents, Juan Antonio Lozano Sr. and Blanca Suarez Lozano; and his three siblings, Monica I. Lozano, Eduardo A. "Alex" Lozano, and Sandra Lozano Warner, alleging that they are assisting Juan in hiding the child. They deny helping him and disclaim any knowledge of his whereabouts. Juan Jr. initially went to his parents' home after picking up Bianca for the visitation; this had been agreed upon beforehand by all parties. His parents and his siblings, Alex and Monica, who lived with them, say Juan Jr. and Bianca disappeared without notifying anyone of their plans and then that he called later to say he and Bianca were fine but would not be returning home.

    Police say the Lozanos were uncooperative in the investigation into Juan Jr. and Bianca's disappearances. Later, Monica, Alex and and Blanca admitted to removing and destroying missing person posters of Bianca which had been distributed to business owners in the Baytown area. They told the business owners that Hebert that abused Bianca and tried to convince them to take the fliers down. (Juan Jr. had alleged that Hebert abused Bianca but a family court judge found his accustations to be without merit.) In August 1995, Hebert got an injunction ordering the Lozanos not to remove any more posters.

    The suits against Juan Sr. and Warner were dismissed for lack of evidence, but Monica, Blanca and Alex were still named. They utilized their Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination during the court proceedings. A jury found in favor of Hebert and awarded her $2.2 million, but the verdict was overturned on appeal. Hebert is now remarried, lives in Baytown, Texas, and has another child, but she has never stopped searching for Bianca.

    Police believe Juan took Bianca to Latin America, probably Mexico. He is Mexican citizen, and he registered Bianca to be one when she was born. Juan has many extended family members, including his grandmother, living in Monterrey, Mexico. In December 2008, Hebert found evidence that Bianca was enrolled at a school in Monterrey. Her whereabouts are unknown, however, and her case remains unsolved.

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    s Juan Antonio Lozano Jr.
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    Left: Juan Antonio Lozano Jr.;
    Right: Age-progression to age 41 (circa 2008)

    Date of Birth: May 24, 1967
    Age: 27 years old
    Height and Weight: 6'2, 300 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Black hair, black eyes. Juan has a gap between his front bottom teeth. His left ear is pierced. Juan may have grown a beard after he abducted his daughter. He is a native of Mexico who moved to the U.S. in the 1970s and remained there until Bianca's abduction.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Harris County District Attorney's Office
    713-755-5892

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    The Baytown Sun
    FindLaw: Cases and Codes
    Happy Schools -- Safer, More Effective ESL Classrooms
    MySpace Page for Bianca Lozano
    The San Fernando Valley Sun
    KTRK-TV
    Missing Bianca Isabella Lozano

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    Updated 8 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 13, 2013; picture added.

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