Real Name: Jacqueline Castaneda-Vasquez
Nicknames: No known nicknames
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Date: May 6, 2001
Date Of Birth: January 14, 2001
Weight: 13 pounds
Characteristics: Brown hair and eyes with a heart-shaped birthmark on her upper right arm
Details: Jacqueline Castaneda-Vasquez is the youngest of Olivia Castaneda's three children. On May 6, 2001, Olivia's husband dropped her and their two youngest children, Jacqueline and two-year-old Nayeli, at a swap meet near Phoenix. As they were walking into it, Olivia decided to use the lavatory. Due to its small size, she could not take both children into it. Fearing that Nayeli would wander away, she made a split-second decision that would come back to haunt her. She left Jacqueline outside the lavatory, in her infant seat.
Within less than a minute, Olivia came back out to find that Jacqueline and her infant seat were gone. Hoping that her mother had taken her, Olivia rushed into the swap meet. When she arrived at her mother's booth, she was horrified to see that Jacqueline was not there. The police were called; they sealed off the swap meet and searched the area. They also did a vehicle-to-vehicle search, but she was not found. Police are asking for any leads to find her and arrest her kidnapper(s).
Colleen Nick of the Morgan Nick Foundation met with Olivia to discuss the abduction and help her cope with the tragedy.
Suspects: A suspicious woman was seen around the lavatory shortly before Jacqueline's abduction. A witness claimed that she was very interested in Jacqueline and touching her. A sketch of her was made, but she has yet to be identified.
Authorities thought they had gotten a break in this case when they found a woman matching the alleged abductor's description on surveillance video, leaving with an infant. Olivia believed that it was Jacqueline. However, the woman came forward and confirmed that it was her own child.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the August 28, 2001 episode, along with that of Morgan Nick. It was also profiled on Missing.
Results: Unsolved. If Jacqueline is still alive, she would now be nineteen-years-old.
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