Missing 3-year-old Riverdale girl found in Chicago

By Ed Brock

A 3-year-old child that was reported missing from a Riverdale trailer park on Saturday has been located in Chicago.

Clayton County police issued an Amber Alert for a 3-year-old Anjelica Gomez and said her stepfather, 32-year-old Efrain Esiquio kidnapped her from the home in Chateau Riverdale trailer park where they lived with the girl's mother, 30-year-old Graciela Gomez.

"The mother came home around 8 p.m. and found a note from her husband stating ?I'm going to make your life miserable,'" Clayton County police Capt. Jeff Turner said.

Around 3 a.m. Sunday Esiquio called the mother and told her to send him money for bus fare to Chicago for the girl and him. The mother refused and Esiquio cursed at her and hung up.

Around 6 p.m. on Sunday, authorities said Esiquio called the child's maternal grandmother in Chicago and took the child to the grandmother's home.

The grandmother then took the child to the home of the child's biological father, who also lives in Chicago.

The child is now in custody of the Chicago Department of Family and Children Services and will remain there until her mother arrives in Chicago to pick her up.

Esiquio has not been located.

Turner said previously that Esiquio has family in Chicago and may be trying to get there or Mexico. Esiquio and Gomez were in an abusive relationship and police had gone to their home twice before on domestic violence calls in which Esiquio had allegedly hit Gomez. No arrests were made at that time.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Clayton County police at (770) 477-3648.