Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Spread the Word: Missing Deaf Teenager

URGENT--Missing Deaf Teenager from Fontana, California

Fontana Police Department's Detective Tom Yarrington of Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit contacted DeafHope for help to find a Deaf missing teen girl from California School for the Deaf, Riverside, named Heather Estella Lopez.

Here is the description of the youth:

Heather Estella Lopez
19 Years Old
Hispanic Female
5'7", 115 lbs
Brown Hair and Brown Eyes (Usually wear glasses and her hair in a ponytail)
She had a bad acne breakout before just prior to leaving home

"On August 21, 2005, at about 1:30 PM, Heather's mother saw her leave in an older, possibly 1980's, model pick-up (Toyota or Datsun), blue in color, with a Hispanic Male adult 35 - 40 years old, 5'7", thin build with shirt, dark hair, and dark skin".

Fontana police have been trying to find Heather since August 22, 2005 and are out of leads. It is believed that she has possibly met a man on the internet and went away with him. There is a possibility Heather went to San Jose area because of some old family ties there.

This is all the information the investigator has given DeafHope at this point. DeafHope and Detective Tom Yarrington will appreciate anything you can do to spread the word.

As soon as DeafHope receives a picture of Heather from the Fontana Police Department, it will be posted on DeafHope website.

If you have seen Heather Estella Lopez, please contact Detective Tom Yarrington of Fontana's Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit at 909 350 7741 (V) or

Thank you in advance,

Julie Rems-Smario, DeafHope Executive Director

22418 Mission Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94541
1.510.733.3133 TTY
1.510.733.3103 FAX
1.866.DeafHope 24/7 HOTLINE