Above: Sophia Larranaga in 1998 (left) and an age-progressed image to 15, circa 2011 (right)

Sophia Anabel Larranaga

Last seen in Tempe, Arizona on February 11, 1998

Vital statistics: Hispanic female. Born on September 10, 1996. Black hair, brown eyes. Was one at the time.

Circumstances: She was abducted by her non-custodial mother, Karla Carina Larranaga. A photo and vital statistics are posted below. A felony warrant for kidnapping was issued for her on March 3, 1998. She had been placed in foster care two days after her birth because of the death of her older sister from shaken baby syndrome. They may have traveled to Sinaloa, Mexico, where Karla has family.


Above: Karla Larranaga in 1998

Vital statistics: Hispanic (Mexican) female. Born on May 22, 1973. Black hair, brown eyes. She speaks English and Spanish. She may use her maiden name, "Soto." Was twenty-four at the time.

If you have any information as to Sophia's whereabouts, please contact the Tempe Police Department at 480-350-8311. 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
The Doe Network
NamUs National Missing Persons Data System

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