2 children abducted from St. George, possibly headed to Mexico

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ST. GEORGE — Police and family members are searching for two children who went missing from St. George and are believed by authorities to possibly be endangered. The children were last seen in St. George on Wednesday, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

The children’s non-custodial father, Ricardo Lopez, 51, is suspected of abducting 11-year-old Jesus Lopez and 9-year-old Angel Lopez from St. George, the St. George Police Department said in a statement Wednesday afternoon.

“(Lopez) is recently divorced from the boy’s mother, who has sole custody,” police said. “Ricardo was to take the boys to school (Wednesday) morning but they never arrived.”

Lopez is believed to be headed to Tijuana, Mexico, with the two children in a red 2007 Dodge Caliber with Utah license plate E46 2AC, officials said, noting that the Dodge Caliber is pulling a trailer covered by a blue tarp.

The St. George Police Department is actively working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children regarding the case.

If you have any information about this case, call 911. Reference incident No. 17P012626. You may also contact the St. George Police Department at 435-627-4300 or The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Hotline at 1-800-843-5678.


Name: Ricardo Lopez (suspect, non-custodial father)

  • Jesus Lopez

    Age: 51 years old

  • Height: 5’4”
  • Weight: 164 pounds
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Hair: Black
  • Name: Jesus Lopez
  • Age: 11 years old
  • Height: 4’8”
  • Weight: 80 pounds
  • Sex: Male
  • Race: Hispanic
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Hair: Black
Angel Lopez
  • Name: Angel Lopez
  • Age: 9 years old
  • Height: 4’5”
  • Weight: 65 pounds
  • Sex: Male
  • Race: Hispanic
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Hair: Black

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  • 42214 May 24, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    Wouldn’t it be nice if about 3 million more kids go back to Mexico.

    • Real Life May 24, 2017 at 9:47 pm

      3 million would be a good start.

    • Rob83 May 24, 2017 at 11:41 pm

      Why add insult to injury? The poor mother! Wish people weren’t so selfish and think it’s ok to steal kids away like this. He’ll get caught and put in jail.

    • lr May 25, 2017 at 12:14 am

      Are you kidding me!? We should be trying to help find these kids. These two kids have just been taken away from their home and their mother. They are probably scared as can be. And you have the nerves to say some stupid comment like that? Your what’s wrong with the world today.

      • 42214 May 25, 2017 at 8:12 am

        No, I’m not kidding. You sound like that airhead buffoon Katy Perry.

  • Uncle Rico May 24, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    They’re already in Meheco or at least in Mexifornia by now!

  • comments May 24, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    I get that legally these kids were “kidnapped” or “abducted” or whatever, but let’s be real, these kids are with their dad and will more than likely be just fine. And getting a taste of their native country will probably be a fun experience for them. There’ll be a time to go bat-s*** nuts if/when kids are abducted for real.

  • Mr. W May 24, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    If you read this article with a cholo accent it is much more interesting.

  • .... May 25, 2017 at 5:06 am

    If they’re here illegally I absolutely agree

  • wilbur May 25, 2017 at 9:20 am


    I love stories with a happy ending.

  • Rob83 May 25, 2017 at 10:41 am

    All I can say, is the poor mother, she obviously won custody fair and square and the dad is being selfish!

  • Rob83 May 25, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Legal court process is usually long and complicated, she won and he comes in and cheats. Good thing that Mexico will now turn in perps. To the authorities =D

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