Claim: A five-year-old girl named Sabrina Fair Allen is missing from her Austin, Texas, home.
Example:[Collected via e-mail, 2002]
You can't imagine what it's like to have a little girl get abducted. And I hope you never know the feeling. But if you have any compassion in your heart, please help find this missing little girl. She disappeared a few months ago and still hasn't been found. She's just 5 years old!
The Internet is huge and covers the whole world. If you pass this photo to just 5 friends, and they each pass it on to 5 of their friends, maybe this picture will reach someone who knows little Sabrina and can help find her.
Please, please help me find this little girl.
If you've seen her, please call (512)-424-2812 or 1-(800)-346-3243.
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Origins: In 2002, Sabrina Fair Llorens Allen was a blonde five-year-old girl from Austin, Texas, who
disappeared during a visit with her non-custodial mother, Dara Marie Llorens, over the weekend of 19-21 April 2002. Authorities believed Ms. Llorens had abducted Sabrina and was headed for the state of New Mexico or had tried to take Sabrina across the border into Mexico. Additional photographs and information about Sabrina and the efforts to locate her were posted on the Find Sabrina web site, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) web site, Sabrina's entry at the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children, and the web site of America's Most Wanted television program.
On 13 June 2003, over a year after Sabrina's disappearance, the FBI announced that Sabrina Allen and her mother, Dara Marie Llorens, had been taken into custody by federal authorities in Mexico City, but apparently they were only under surveillance (not in custody) and managed to elude authorities and remain at large.
In September 2014, news outlets reported that Sabrina and her mother had been located by authorities in a small town southeast of Mexico City and had been returned to the U.S.:
Sabrina Allen has been missing since she was allegedly abducted by her non-custodial mother in 2002. Sabrina and her mother, Dara Llorens were found in Mexico and brought back to the United States [on September 30].
Llorens is currently being held on an aggravated kidnapping charge in the Travis County Jail in lieu of $300,000 bond. Sabrina was taken to an undisclosed location for medical evaluation.
Sabrina, who was last seen by her father when she was 4, is now 17. She and her mother were found Sept. 30 in a small town Southeast of Mexico City by a joint task force that included the FBI, US Marshals Service and Mexican federal agents.
Last updated: 1 October 2014
Tolbert, Patrick. "Sabrina Allen Rescued After 2002 Kidnapping."
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