Posted: Saturday July 23, 2005 10:06 AM CT
The Lion county Sheriff's office and the state of Nevada issued the Amber Alert after the child was abducted Friday.
Lydia Bethany-Rose Rupp 8 year old female. She's 4 feet 9 inches tall, 85 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.
The suspect is Aguerro, Fernando P. (AKA Gonzales, Fernando) who is a Hispanic male approximately 48 years of age. He is 6 foot 1 inch tall and 175 pounds. He has black and gray hair and brown eyes. He's slim build with a mustache.
He is driving a blue or silver Kia Rio with no license plates. The direction of travel is unknown. The suspect has relatives in Las Vegas and San Diego.
Anyone with information should call the Lion County Sheriff's office at 775-575-3383 or dial 911.
Police seek sex offender, missing girl
CNN) -- Authorities are searching for a convicted sex offender suspected of taking an 8-year-old girl from her home near Reno, Nevada, according to the Lyon County Sheriff's Office Saturday.
They have issued an Amber Alert in the disappearance.
Lydia Bethany-Rose Rupp was discovered missing Friday when her mother returned home from work in Fernley, northeast of the capital Carson City, said authorities.
They identified the suspect as Fernando P. Aguerro, also known by the last name Gonzales.
The child is 4 feet 9 inches tall, weighs 85 pounds, and has brown hair, brown eyes and a fair complexion.
Aguerro is described as a slim Hispanic male, about 48 years old, 6 feet 1 inch tall, 175 pounds with dark eyes and a mustache. He is thought to be driving a blue-gray, 2001 four-door Kia Rio sedan, without license plates. Authorities said he has relatives in San Diego and Las Vegas, and may be headed to one of those cities, or to Sacramento, California.
A statement on the national Amber Alert Web site says Aguerro also has used the aliases Ayala, Pons and Vega.
The child's mother met Aguerro at a church function in April, and he then moved into her home. Authorities said he took the mother to work about 5:30 a.m. Friday, then called her at noon to say he would be unable to pick her up.
When the mother returned about 3 p.m., she found him, her daughter and their brown cocker spaniel missing. Also missing were the suspect's and daughter's clothes, all photographs of the girl and ID cards belonging to the mother. She told deputies she and Aguerro had argued about the attention he was paying to the child and a possible move to San Diego.
Aguerro was convicted and sentenced as a sex offender in Los Angeles more than 10 years ago for lewd and lascivious behavior, the sheriff's office said.