On March 10, 2016, the Azusa Police Department was contacted by detectives from the Lincoln (Nebraska) Police Department regarding a parental abduction case they were investigating. They advised that Monique Ramos (Age 28, resident of Lincoln, Nebraska) had abducted her four year-old daughter and fled from Nebraska.
During their investigation, the Lincoln PD detectives developed information that Ramos was possibly in Azusa. Upon receiving this information, detectives from the Azusa Police Department immediately began working with the Lincoln PD in an attempt to locate the abducted child.
On March 24, 2016, the Azusa PD detectives were conducting a surveillance related to the investigation when they saw Ramos and the abducted child. They were contacted and detained without incident.
The detectives found the child was in good health, and appeared to have been well cared for. Ramos was arrested for several warrants issued out of the state of Nebraska.
The child was transported to the police department, where detectives contacted the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, and the Los Angeles County Department of Family and Children Services (DCFS). The child was later released into the custody of DCFS so she could be returned to her legal guardian.
Ramos was booked at the Azusa Police Department's Jail, then transferred to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Century Regional Detention Facility, where she will await extradition to Nebraska.