According to Kennewick Police Department, on December 5, 2013, an AMBER Alert was activated in Washington State for a child who was last seen December 4th at 11:15 a.m. as she left school for lunch and got into her boyfriend’s forest green early 2000 Ford Escape sport utility vehicle with a temporary license tag in the window. The female, ELIZABETH ROMERO, age 14, did not return to school and her mother contacted their police department later that afternoon to file a report. On December 5th, the girl’s mother received a text message from an unknown phone number from a person identifying herself as ELIZABETH stating she was headed to Mexico with her boyfriend. The mother asked the person on the phone to send a current photo of her but that was ignored.
Washington State issued an AMBER Alert on December 5th at approximately 1:30 p.m.
ELIZABETH ROMERO is described as a Hispanic female, 5’3”, 130 lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing white top and dark pants, and had a backpack and pink purse.
The suspect is identified as EDWARDO FLORES ROSALES, age 19. He is described as a Hispanic male, 5’9”, 225 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes.
Information regarding this activation, along with photographs of the suspect, missing female, and a similar style vehicle are available at:
Kennewick Police Department advises ROSALES is wanted for Kidnapping and an arrest warrant was issued.
If anyone sees the suspect vehicle in Oregon please call 9-1-1 or Oregon State Police at 1-866-5AMBER5.
Media questions about the original case should be directed to Kennewick Police Department at (509) 528-9131.