Amber Alerts cases: Sebastian Mosqueda, Sierra Criss, Elizabeth, Gabriel Johnson
Here are today’s updates on several recent missing children cases and Amber Alerts. An 8-month-old boy, Sebastian Mosqueda, and his 18-year-old mother, Monserrat Caracoza, were located safe on March 8, 2011 in Poplar, California. An investigation is underway but early reports state that Sebastian’s father, Pedro Mosquesa, 23, has been taken into custody for the kidnapping. Neither mother nor son were harmed.
A 19-month-old girl, Sierra Criss, who had been reported missing from a Colorado Springs hospital was later found safe. The exact nature of the case is under question but early reports suggest that Sierra’s father, Gary Criss, took his daughter out of the hospital without notifying the hospital staff, setting off a missing child alert. Reports by KKTV suggest that Gary Criss is Sierra’s custodial parent, but was arrested and released for taking his daughter from the hospital.
The mother of missing Gabriel Johnson, Elizabeth Johnson, continues to stall the case by refusing to show up for court. My Fox Phoenix reports that Elizabeth skipped a hearing this morning.
Who knew that inmates could decide whether or not they wanted to go to court?
Give me a break.
Judge Paul McMurdie told Elizabeth Johnson’s attorneys that next time he will send a deputy to remove her from her jail cell. This is one of several court appearances that Johnson has missed.