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Missing Hollister woman a kidnapping victim

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 6th, 2014

Members of the family of Vanessa Flores read a statement asking for her safe return in Hollister Tuesday. (Contributed photos)

HOLLISTER Police have now labeled a missing person case as a kidnapping following a chain of events Aug. 1.

Hollister Police Chief David Westrick said Vanessa Flores, 20, was last seen with homicide suspect, Jose Antonio Barajas, 20, on the evening of Aug. 1.

Flores is described as 5-foot 2-inches, 130 pounds, black hair, brown eyes, with a light complexion.

She was last seen in the area of Tres Pinos after being picked up by Barajas and an unknown female driving a small to mid-sized grey or silver SUV, possibly a Kia.

Barajas should be considered armed and dangerous and it is assumed he is holding Flores against her will.

For the complete article see the 08-07-2014 issue.

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