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Girl, 17, kidnapped in South L.A., authorities say

Mayra Martinez Authorities issued an Amber Alert on Monday night after a 17-year-old girl was kidnapped in South Los Angeles.

Mayra Martinez was forced into a 1999 Green Ford Expedition about 3:30 p.m. near Alameda Avenue and Firestone Boulevard, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department said.

The license plate on the vehicle is 5GBJ226.

The department identified the suspected kidnapper as Rafael Ibarra, 28, who had previously threatened to kill Martinez and himself, according to authorities.

Ibarra was described as Latino, about 5 feet 6 and 160 pounds. He was wearing a red long-sleeved shirt and red hat.

Authorities said Martinez is Latina, about 5 feet 2 and  113 pounds. She was wearing a brown, yellow and blue dress and hoop earrings. Rafael Ibarra

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (323) 568-4800.


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Photo: Mayra Martinez and Rafael Ibarra. Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Comments () | Archives (4)

Previous romantic relationship? 28yr old with 17yr old....

Thats what happens for talking to random people on the internet... and tell then ur where abouts and all that.

If that isnt a clear example.. then i dont know what is,

i wouldnt be surprised they met online and now this is the aftermath.

This happened right in front of the East Los Angeles College (South Gate Campus). At the corner of the McDonald's & Carls Jr, a very busy intersection, yet nobody saw anything ???


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