Florida Girl Reunited with Mother after 14 Years

Nathan Montoya, Sandscript Author

14 years after being allegedly abducted by her father, Jacqueline Hernandez reached out to her mother, Angelica Vences-Salgado, through social media in hopes to meet her again. Investigators state that Jacqueline said she was in Mexico and wanted to meet at the border point of entry in Laredo, Texas on September 10th. At approximately 4:55 PM, Jacqueline was successfully reunited with her mother, and police later released a photo of the two embracing.

“This is a prime example of what can be accomplished when multiple law enforcement agencies and their respective communities work cooperatively together and maintain open lines of communication,” Clermont Police Chief Charles Broadway said a statement, “in this case, several agencies in different counties and states across the nation were able to create a force multiplier and aid in reuniting the victim with her mother after 14 years.”

In 2007 the Department of Law Enforcement in Florida said Hernandez was allegedly abducted by her father, Pablo Hernandez and a felony warrant for kidnapping was issued for him. However, as of Sept. 14, his whereabouts are not clear, but police are searching for him.