Above: Santiago Eugenio Garduno Soto in 2016 (left) and an age-progressed image to 7, circa 2017 (right)
Santiago Eugenio Garduno Soto
Missing from Coroneo, Guanajuato, Mexico since April 15, 2016
Vital statistics: Hispanic male. Born on October 24, 2010. Black hair, brown eyes. Was five at the time.
Circumstances: He was abducted by his non-custodial mother, Alma Soto Soto. Photos and vital statistics for her are not available. In 2013, she took him from his home without permission from his father, Eugenio Garduno Guevara. They had never married and and separated a month before. They were located in Knoxville, Tennessee two years later. Soto Soto claimed they were not safe in Mexico because of the father's supposed alcohol problem. Garduno Guevara had applied for his return under the Hague Treaty and won an order of return, but on the above date Soto Soto did not show up with her son. They may still be in Tennessee or may have left the state, possibly to travel to Texas; Soto Soto has ties to that region.
If you have any information as to Santiago Eugenio's whereabouts, please contact the U.S. Department of State, Office of Children's Issues at 1-888-407-4747. Any information received can be kept confidential.
Information used to compile this casefile came from the following resources:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The Charley Project
Knoxville News Sentinel
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