Sixteen-year-old Eunice Serrato vanished less than a month ago, and police in California believed the young woman had been abducted after they found the bodies of two men in the home in which she lived. Well, it appears this story has taken on a more mysterious turn. The missing girl and her 19-year-old boyfriend surrendered themselves at the San Ysidro border crossing, undoubtedly knowing the odds were stacked against escaping the United States after being involved in such crimes. Indeed, it does not look like this girl was truly "abducted" but more of a complicit figure. However, more information is needed in this case to make a definitive statement on whether or not the missing girl was indeed abducted against her will or a total victim in all of this.
This is the second big break in the case in less than 48 hours. On Friday, a woman by the name of Maria Delia Aviles-Rodriquez was arrested for aiding and abetting kidnapping among other charges. At first, police believed Juan Salazar and his father kidnapped the girl, but it was only him, her 19-year-old boyfriend. One has to wonder if she was willing or not in all of this, so hopefully more details come out.
One thing is for certain; she's safe and unharmed. That's a start.
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