Monserrat Rivera-Romero

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


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 22, 2005 from Oxnard, California
  • Classification: Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: November 23, 2001
  • Age: 3 years old
  • Height and Weight: 3'3, 39 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Light brown hair, black eyes. Monserrat has a birthmark on her abdomen near her navel, and a scar on her right foot. Her nickname is Monse.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A red t-shirt, a red skirt and white shoes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Monserrat and her siblings, Alejandra and Wesley, disappeared from Oxnard, California on January 22, 2005. They were abducted by their non-custodial father, Alejandro Rivera Avina. A photograph and vital statistics for Alejandro are posted below this case summary. A warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution was issued for his arrest on August 19, 2005.

    Alejandro is believed to have taken his children to Mexico. The children's whereabouts are unknown and their cases remain nsolved.


    Alejandro Rivera Avina
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    Above Images: Alejandro Rivera Avina

    Date of Birth: January 29, 1965
    Age: 39 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'7, 180 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Black hair, brown eyes. Alejandro may use the last name Rivera.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Ventura County District Attorney's Office

    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    Los Angeles/Ventura, California Office

    Oxnard Police Department


    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    California Attorney General's Office


    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 30, 2015; age-progression updated.

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