The Clermont Police Department in Florida announced Monday that a mother was reunited with her daughter, who was just six years old when she was abducted from her home in 2007.
According to a press release, the Clermont Police Detective Division He said he received a call on Sept. 2 from Angélica Vences-Salgado, who told authorities that she had been contacted by her daughter, Jacqueline Hernández, on social media.
Hernandez told her mother she was in Mexico and asked her to meet her at The Point of Entry in Laredo, Texas, on September 10, police said.
CPD coordinated with state and federal agencies prior to the meeting “to intercept the victim and determine if the identity of the woman was the victim in this case.”
On September 10, US Homeland Security Investigations, Customs and Border Protection authorities and the Laredo Police Department intercepted the couple at the Laredo border.
“Based on the documentation provided to these agencies by Angélica and the Clermont Police Department, they determined that the woman was Jacqueline Hernández, who was abducted from her mother in 2007,” the statement said.
Hernández, now 19, was reunited with his mother.
CPD said this case was an “excellent example” of what can happen when multiple agencies cooperate. Together, the teams “were able to create a force multiplier and help reunite the victim with her mother after 14 years,” CPD chief Charles Broadway said in a statement.