Above: Carolina Noronha in 1997 (left), another picture circa 2002 (center), and an age-progressed image to 13, circa 2009 (right)
Carolina Dias Meyer Noronha
Last seen in New York City, New York on December 22, 1997
Vital statistics: Biracial (asian/hispanic) female. Born on June 8, 1996. Brown hair, brown eyes. She was born in India but is a US citizen. Was one at the time.
Circumstances: She was abducted by her non-custodial mother, Ana Noronha. A photo and vital statistics are posted below. Her father, Vivian Noronha, is a citizen of India and her mother is a citizen of Brazil; she met her husband in June 1992 when Noronha was attending a conference as a computer specialist in Brazil. She was taken to New York and raised there. Her mother gradually spent less and less time with her, leaving her in the care of her father. She alleges spousal abuse; the courts later threw out the claims. Vivian has been allowed supervised visits with his daughter since then. He has re-abducted her from Brazil, but got caught in Paraguay. Brazil has signed the Hague Treaty on the Civil Actions of Child Abduction, but only did so in 2000. The courts ruled it did not apply to cases before this, like Carolina. Brazilian courts have ruled in favor of the mother.
Above: Ana Noronha in 1997
Vital statistics: Hispanic (Brazilian) female.
If you have any information as to Carolina's whereabouts, please contact the New York City Police Department at 212-694-7781. Any information received can be kept confidential.
Information used to compile this case file came from the following sources:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The Charley Project
The Doe Network
Carolina's Home Page
NamUs National Missing Persons Data System
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