JACQUELINE VASQUEZ – NON-FAMILY ABDUCTION May 6, 2001 – USMCC000430LTWH – UPDATED 09.17.2013
Date of Birth: January 14, 2001
Height: 3’0” Weight: 13 lbs
Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Missing: May 6, 2001 From: Avondale, AZ
Distinguishing Features: Jacqueline has a heart shaped birthmark on her upper RIGHT arm.
On the day Jacqueline disappeared, her father, Jorge Vasquez, had driven her and her mother, Olivia Castenada, to a swap meet in Avondale, Arizona. Jacqueline was seated in a white infant carrier with a green and white striped cushion. Castenada left the baby in her seat outside of a portable toilet while she assisted her older daughter inside the facility. By the time Castenada had exited the stall, Jacqueline was gone. The baby girl has never been seen or heard from again.
Authorities were very quick to arrive on the scene after Jacqueline’s abduction was reported, and sealed off the swap meet. However, and extensive search of the area turned up no evidence as to Jacqueline’s whereabouts. Authorities ruled out Jacqueline’s parents as suspects very early in the investigation. Police were able to produce a composite sketch of a woman whom witnesses say was lurking outside the portable toilets while Jacqueline’s mother and sister were using them. No one matching the description was found to be at the swap meet by the time police were able to seal it off.
A local news station employee reviewed a videotape taken of the swap meet at the time of Jacqueline’s abduction. The tape showed a woman who resembled the sketches of the possible abductor walking around the meet with a baby. Castenada reviewed the tape and said that she was quite sure the infant was Jacqueline. Authorities were able to located the woman and found that it was her own baby she had been carrying. The woman has no connection with Jacqueline’s abduction.
Authorities have stated that they believe Jacqueline may have been abducted by a woman who wanted to raise a child.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Jacqueline Vasquez, please immediately contact the Avondale Police Department at:
The National Center For Missing & Exploited Children at: