Search continues for girl on 10th anniversary of abduction

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron
By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

AVONDALE, Ariz. – Friday will mark the 10th anniversary of the abduction of Jacqueline Vasquez, who was taken as an infant.

The baby was abducted from a swap meet in the 12300 block of West Buckeye Road on May 6, 2001, while the mother was inside a porta-potty with a 2-year-old sibling.

Jacqueline was left in an infant seat just outside but was gone when the mother exited the portable bathroom.

The case has remained active since the abduction although leads have grown cold.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is assisting Avondale police with the missing child.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has also remained involved with the case and is asking for the public’s help in solving this case.

Authorities note that the girl has a very distinctive heart-shaped birthmark on her uperr right arm. Police hope this feature may help someone identify the missing girl.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Avondale Police Department at 623-333-7001 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS. A reward of up to $1,000 is still being offered to anyone with information that leads to an arrest.