Amber Alert for Esther Melendez, 11

June 5, 2008 10:52:25 PM PDT
The California Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert child abduction emergency for California.

A child abduction occurred on Tuesday, June 4 at 5:30 p.m. in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The child's name is Esther Melendez. She is an 11-year-old white female with long black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black shirt and a black skirt.

The suspect is Jose Rangle-Martinez. A 28 to 30-year-old Hispanic male, 5'10" and weighing 140 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He has a thin build and a tattoo on his forearm. He uses an alias of Manuel Zavala Yepez.

He is driving a 2003 red Chevrolet cavalier, 4 door with Nevada license plate 506UVM.

Amber Alert signs along Highway 99 and I-5 are lit up here in the Valley.

Las Vegas police say the two may be heading north to Oregon or Idaho or south to Mexico.

If you spot the victim or the vehicle, you are encouraged to call 911.

Amber Alert: http://www.ncmec.org/missingkids/servlet/AmberServlet

Las Vegas flier: http://www.ktnv.com/Global/Link.asp?L=321275


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