Amber Alert issued to California residents after 4-year-old girl abducted from Vancouver, Washington

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An Amber Alert was issued throughout California Saturday afternoon for a four-year-old girl said to have been abducted from Vancouver, Washington.

A statewide Amber Alert is in effect after the abduction of a 4-year-old Washington state girl.

Aranza Maria Ochoa Lopez is believed to have been abducted on Thursday by her non-custodial mother, Esmeralda Lopez, 21.

Police believe Lopez might be taking her to Mexico.

California Highway Patrol issued the Amber Alert this morning, believing the pair may be passing through California to the Mexico border.

Lopez took the girl during a supervised visit in Vancouver, Washington, near the Oregon state line. Four-year-old Aranza has been in foster care since last year and is desribed as having blond hair and blue eyes.

Lopez is described as Hispanic, 5 feet tall and weighing 138 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes.

Lopez was last seen driving a red 2005 Chevy Cobalt with the Washington license plate BLK 1552.
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