QCOSTARICA – A text message sent to every cellular telephone user in the country, the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) is calling for help in locating a young mother and her infant child.
The message of the missing 16 year-old mother, with her 11 month old baby, residents of San Josecito de Alajuelita, on the south side of San Jose, is made possible by Ley 9307, in effect since November 2015, that allows authorities to create a warning system and procedure for immediate reaction and coordination between public and private institutions in the disappearance or abduction of minors.
Before sending out the text message to the population, the OIJ sends an alert to the Ministerio Publico (police forces), the child welfare agency (Patronato Nacional de la Infancia – PANI), the immigration service (Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería) and the Foreign Ministry (Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores).
The missing teenager is named Katherine Lovo Acevedo, the infant Mia Danisha Lovo Acevedo.
The OIJ is calling on anyone who knows the whereabouts or has seen this young monther and her child to call 800 800 645 or 911.