No new leads in missing girl case
July 28, 2005
Federal agents and Mexican authorities are continuing to search for a Fernley girl allegedly kidnapped and taken to Mexico by her mother’s roommate a week ago.
Lyon County Detective Rob Hall said no new witnesses have come forward to report anymore sightings of Fernando Aguero, 47, and Lydia Bethany-Rose Rupp, 8, in the area surrounding Tijuana, Mexico near the San Diego border.
Aguero, a convicted sex-offender, is suspected of abducting the girl while her mother was at work July 22.
Aguero shared a home with Lydia, her mother Carmen Bauer and Bauer’s 10-year-old son, Daniel.
FBI Special Agent Dave Shrom said Mexican officials are cooperating in the investigation.
“Whatever (resources) the Mexican government has at its disposal, they are using,” he said.
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According to KLAS-TV in Las Vegas, flyers with Lydia’s photo were handed out Wednesday in an area known as La Mesa – Aguero’s hometown.