BROWNSVILLE – A Brownsville girl is back home safe with her mother. Federal authorities said her father kidnapped her, crossed the border into Mexico and was trying to take her to Iraq.
It took local and federal authorities a week to track them down in Mexico City.
Victim advocates at the Friendship of Women said they deal with cases of international parental abductions at least three times a month. It can be a long, drawn out process to get the child back home and it’s the child who suffers the most.
Mexico City is nearly 700 miles away from Brownsville. Federal authorities tracked down the 8-year-old Brownsville girl there.
Agents said she was kidnapped by her father.
The girl’s mother reported her missing after she didn’t make it home following a weekend visit with her father. The Brownsville Police Department took the initial report.
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