Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Police fear missing California girl with 'armed and dangerous' sex offender
Foxnews — A 15-year-old California girl missing for more than a week may be with an "armed and
dangerous" sex offender who disabled his ankle monitor and cannot be found, authorities told FoxNews.com.
Patsy Lopez, of Bakersfield, was last seen July 20 at 11 p.m. Police suspect the child, who is 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs approximately 120 pounds, is in the company of John Gonzales, a 37-year-old registered sex offender who is currently at large.
It's not known whether Lopez is with Gonzales or whether she was the victim of an abduction. Sgt. Joe Grubbs of the Bakersfield Police Department said Lopez is currently classified as a "runaway" because police determined she left her home willingly.
Lopez is considered at-risk because of her age and an unknown medical condition.
"There are additional concerns with this because of the possibility that she's with this man," Grubbs told FoxNews.com on Tuesday. continue reading...