Police say one of the two suspects who was involved in the kidnapping of a Washington teen who was later found in Nevada is believed to have fled to Mexico.
Officials said at around 11:20 a.m. Monday, 15-year-old Angeles Revuelta-Buenrostro went to take out the garbage from her house in Yakima, Washington, and did not return.
According to the AMBER Alert issued, the teen had been recently seen in Arizona with 36-year-old Daniel Ovante, who coerced her via social media. Ovante had recently made threats to take her and kill the family.
Yakima Police Department said a vehicle was stopped in Nevada late Monday night and the teen was safely recovered.
34-year-old Eric Anthony Landeros, who was driving the vehicle, was arrested and charged with kidnapping and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
He is being held in the Elko County Jail in Nevada on a $250,000 bond.
Police said they are still looking for Ovante who is suspected of arranging for Revuelta-Buenrostro to be taken from Yakima to Phoenix.
Ovante, who has a felony warrant and is considered armed and dangerous, is believed to be in Mexico.
In October 2020, Revuelta-Buenrostro was found in Phoenix with Ovante after she had allegedly run away from her home in Yakima, according to police.
“Because of the help from the FBI, local police, specifically the Arizona Department of Public Safety, and the public, Revueleta-Buenrostro was able to be found quickly,” said Yakima Communications & Public Affairs Director Randy Beehler. “At last report, she was in Elko, Nevada waiting for her family to pick her up and bring her back to Yakima.”