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Authorities offer reward in disappearance of 17-year-old Moreno Valley girl

July 20, 2010 | 11:36 am

  After five days of searching, authorities on Tuesday said they have no  suspects in the disappearance of a 17-year-old Moreno Valley girl.

Riverside County Sheriff’s officials suspect that Norma Lopez was abducted Thursday while walking home from summer school.

The city and the FBI have announced a $35,000 reward for any information leading to the return of Lopez and the arrest of those responsible for her abduction. 

Sheriff’s Sgt. Joe Borja said detectives and FBI agents have interviewed Lopez’s school friends, neighbors and boyfriend and none at this time are suspects and that they are no closer to solving the case.

“This is a tragic scenario,” said FBI Special Agent Don Roberts. “A child abduction, it’s every parent’s worst nightmare.”

He said the FBI would continue assisting with the investigation until Lopez is found.

-- Phil Willon in Riverside

Photo: A group of parents from Moreno Valley stand with fliers showing 17-year-old Norma Lopez. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times