Amber alert: Who is Mia Nolasco? New Mexico girl, 1, suspected to be abducted by fugitive mom Michelle Nolasco
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO: An Amber alert has been issued in Albuquerque for a one-year-old girl on Sunday evening, March 28. Mia Nolasco is believed to have been abducted by her mother, Michelle Nolasco, who does not have the child's custody.
Many details of this case are yet to be uncovered and an investigation is underway. However, the police are urgently seeking the general public's assistance to determine the whereabouts of Mia, who is believed to be in danger if not located.
Who is Mia Nolasco?
Mia is a one-year-old female, who is approximately 29-inches tall, 19 pounds, with short brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing red pajamas with polka dots. The Grants Police Department is in charge of the investigation of Mia, who was last seen at 11.14 am on March 28, 2021.
Who is Michelle Nolasco?
Michelle Nolasco is a 30-year-old, who is four-foot-11-inch tall, weighing 120 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black tank top, grey sweatpants, carrying a pink backpack purse. Michelle is believed to have taken Mia, her biological daughter, from 1101 Roberta's Place in Grants, New Mexico.
Anyone who may have information is asked to contact the Grants Police Department at (505) 287-4404 or call 911. Crime Stoppers (Anonymous) 505-287-8400 and NCMEC (Anonymous) 800-THE-LOST can also be contacted.
Second Amber Alert in New Mexico in 24 hours
This is the second Amber Alert in New Mexico in the last 24 hours. The first one was issued after the abduction of Zuriah Castillo and Jaylynn Miller. The teenagers were last seen at a gas station on the Santo Domingo Pueblo.
A photograph of Pinto, along with his car details, was a part of the alert that was sent across. Authorities say Pinto was in a maroon 1991 Cadillac Deville with New Mexico license plate 514WML. However, Pinto has argued that he had nothing to do with the kidnapping and was let off by the police after relaying his side of the story. Police are yet to respond to his claim.
Zuriah Castillo is 5'5", weighs 130 lbs, and has shoulder-length bleach blonde dark brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a white v-neck t-shirt and black jeans, according to Missing Kids. Jaylynn Miller is 5', 112 lbs, has shoulder-length brown hair that's been dyed red, and has brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a white V-neck T-shirt, black jeans and Vans shoes.
Pinto called the police immediately after seeing his name on the alert. “I didn't do any of that. I didn't kidnap anybody. I didn't take no little kids,” he said while pleading his innocence in an interview with KOB. Pinto was in the company of the aunt of one of the girls and she got a call from one of the teens to ask for a ride to some place in Albuquerque. “So she asked me 'Can we go up to Santo Domingo to go get her?' I says ‘Yeah, let's go,’” he told the outlet.
Pinto made an immediate call to the police after seeing it and is not in custody at the moment. “I'm right here. I have nothing to hide. Guilty people don't talk to police. Guilty people don't call the police. Guilty people don't do interviews,” Pinto said. He also told the outlet that the police didn't try to establish contact with him before sending out the alert.