Kidnapping Story Update

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A new arrest has been made in the kidnapping, ransom and sexual assault of a 15 year old girl.

Elizabeth Cantu was charged with trafficking a child and engaging in organized crime. This is the 4th arrest in this case.

Wednesday, Juan Manuel Valdez was formally charged with trafficking of a child, and organizing in criminal activity. He is the third person charged.

In late May, 36-year-old Ricardo Mata was arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping.

Along with a 17 year old, Briseyda Flores. She’s been charged with trafficking of a child and organizing in criminal activity. But, the search continues for 37-year-old Erick Martinez Lopez.

If you have any information of the whereabouts of Erick Martinez Lopez, you’re asked to call the Hidalgo County Crime Stoppers Hotline.

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