Above: Isabella Barbosa in 1998 (left) and an age-progressed image to 12, circa 2007 (right)
Last seen in Howell, New Jersey on April 13, 1998
Vital statistics: Hispanic female. Born on April 27, 1995. Brown hair, hazel eyes. She has a birthmark on her left hip. Last seen wearing a yellow dress with flowers, a green turtleneck shirt, and white shoes. Was two at the time.
Circumstances: She was abducted by her non-custodial father, Jair Barbosa. A photo and vital statistics for him are posted below. Her mother, Patricia Lacerda, has custody. The two had never married and were living apart at the time. There was no formal custody agreement then and Lacerda had to go to court to receive full custody. A warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution was issued for him on May 4, 1998. They may be in Brazil and were tracked there, but may also be in Uruguay.
Above: Jair Barbosa in 1998
Vital statistics: Hispanic (Brazilian) male. Born on June 18, 1957. Black hair, green eyes. He may use the first name "Jay". Was forty at the time.
If you have any information as to Isabella's whereabouts, please contact the Howell Township Police Department at 732-938-4111. 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
New Jersey State Police
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