Mar 3, 2011 9:24 PM by David Ortiviz

Charges dismissed against accused kidnapper; woman still missing

Angelica Sandoval vanished a week before she was supposed to testify against a man accused of kidnapping her. Now charges against the suspect have been dismissed. But there are still no signs of the missing Alamosa woman.

Sandoval, 21, disappeared last week while getting laundry from her car in front of her duplex. On Wednesday, she was scheduled to testify in court against a man accused of breaking into her home and restraining her back in November. However, when Sandoval didn't show up to court the District Attorney dismissed the charges against the suspect Jose Luis Marez, with the option to re-file the charges later.

Sandoval has a one year old daughter and her family says there's no way she'd leave town on her own free will without her baby. "She was my first born. She's my little angel of hope, that's why I named her Angelica. We just want her home. She's a good mom. Her baby misses her," said Michelle Sandoval, Angelica's mother.

Sandoval's family has been searching around her home and in neighboring towns, but there have been no signs of the missing mother. "If anybody has seen her or has any information, contact us let us know. Her baby needs her. We miss her. We want her to come home," said Michelle Sandoval.

The Alamosa Police Department says Sandoval disappeared without a trace, leaving behind keys and cell phone. "We have not heard anything. We have no solid leads, that is all--it's concern us. The longer we go the scarier the situation becomes," said Capt. Robert Jackson.

The FBI got involved because they're worried Sandoval may have been kidnapped and taken across state lines.



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