Four suspects linked to the kidnapping for ransom of a Filipino-American resident in California were arrested by police authorities.
However, police have confirmed that Elvira Babb, 57, remains missing.
An alleged kidnapper sent a text message to the victim’s son, John Babb, demanding a ransom of $100,000 or his mother would be killed. The same threat was made if the son reported the incident to the police.
Elvira Babb was last seen around 3 p.m. June 29 at the Sea Food City market in Vallejo. She lived on Daniels Avenue in Vallejo. Her dog was found dead inside her vacant home.
A number of law enforcement agencies including the Solano County Sheriff’s Office, the Fairfield Police Department, the Sacramento Police Department, the FBI and the US Marshals are helping with the investigation.
Police arrested Emmanuel Espinoza, 26, of Stockton, Calif. July 8, in Sacramento. Espinoza has been previously arrested for drug and robbery related offenses. On the same day, police also arrested Jalon Brown 32, and Larry Young, 23, both of Sacramento, and Lovely Rauzol, 27, who was previously arrested for prostitution.
Authorities are appealing to the public with information on the victim’s whereabouts to contact Det. Terry Poyser of the Vallejo Police Department at (707) 648-4080.