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Thursday, June 04, 2009

A 6yo Child Kidnapped in Colorado, May be Headed to Mexico.

A 6yo Child Kidnapped in Colorado, May be Headed to Mexico.

For many of us the title of a news story is what gets our attention. It draws us in especially when it is a Missing Child. We quickly read the details on what happened to this poor baby, wonder why it happened and how we can help. Don't worry there is a child missing and I will be going into details shortly.

But there is a catch.

What if it is a parental abduction? Our minds click into a different gear. No one person's mind works the same as another. We may think "Well it's the child's parent,what's the big deal?" or " Unless the parent will endanger the child why should I care?" I posed this question to my 3 children (All teenagers) and got three different answers. Only 1 said it didn't matter if it is the parent, kidnapped is kidnapped.

This is the story of a beautiful little girl named Mystic Dawn Salazar. A sweet, playful 6 year old little girl ripped from her family by a man she didn't know. This isn't your usual parental abduction. The details are startling and the fact it is her biological father doesn't make it less serious.

Her mother Jenn posted this letter online and it sums it up better than I ever could. Here is an excerpt:

Mystic - A letter from Jennifer
Submitted by Jasmine on 22 February, 2009 - 04:24.

Today marks 6 months since I last held my 6 year old daughter in my arms. At 9:58am on Sunday August 17, 2008, I pried her little hands off of me and placed her in the arms of her biological father whom she had just been introduced to April 19, 2008. He began to walk away with my little girl in his arms as she was crying, she yelled at me, "Mommy, can I have a hug?" Enrique stopped long enough for me to give Mystic one last hug and tell her I loved her and would see her at 5:30pm. He walked away and never came back with her. When I went to pick her up after her visit, I sat and waited until 7:55pm before coming back home where I had to face my other 4 children and my husband and tell them that Mystic was not coming home and I did not know where she was. In that moment when I told them their sister was not coming home, their world was flipped upside down and their hearts were broken.

Mystic was at the center of an ugly and complicated custody case at the time of the abduction. July 16, 2008 during a telephone status conference in our parental responsibilities case, it was agreed that we (Jennifer Davis and Amie Salazar) would have joint decision making with Enrique Arreola-Lopez and that Mystic would be attending school here in Mesa County. Unfortunately, this order was not signed by the judge. It is stamped with the District Courts of Arapahoe County Seal and is filed with our case. It is a standing order in the case and it boils down to my husband and I having joint "custody" with Enrique, yet our local law enforcement does not recognize this as a "COURT ORDER" and claim there has been no crime committed. We have been told that since Enrique Lopez is the biological father of Mystic, he has every right to have her with him and that there is nothing they can do.

We were granted a WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS AND WRIT OF ASSISTANCE granting Jennifer Davis and Amie Salazar TEMPORARY SOLE LEGAL AND PHYSICAL CUSTODY as well as authorizing and requesting ALL law enforcement within and without the state of Colorado to assist in locating and returning Mystic to our custody. Again, local law enforcement will not recognize this order as being a viable order as Enrique has not been served with it. We have tried to serve him with the order. My husband and brother were in Denver and attempted to serve the orders to Enrique at his last known address, last known employer, his brother & sisters apartment, his wife's last known employer and his in-laws address. How are we supposed to serve these orders on a person who is in hiding?

To read the rest of the letter click Here.

Today Jenn found out America's Most Wanted couldn't cover Mystic's story. Totally understandable and no ill will towards them at all.

But what does that leave Jenn and her family?

It leaves them us, the American public, the Internets Armchair Detectives.

Since the invention of the internet,( No Al you didn't do it), more and more everyday people have solved many of the crimes seasoned Detectives couldn't.

Fresh eyes can make all the difference.

Let's show the criminals they really can't hide. Look at Mystic's and Enrique's information. Pass it around to different sites, friends,family and media.

WE can find this child and bring her home.

Enrique Arreola-Lopez your days of hiding are over, the world is watching and we want Mystic back!!

Have You Seen Mystic Dawn Salazar ?
Case Type: Missing From Home Missing

Date: Sunday 17th August 2008
Missing From: Grand Junction Colorado
Missing Country: USA
Sex: Female
DOB: 23/May/2002
Age Now: 7

Specific Details:
Hair: Light brown
Eye Color: Green
Height: 3'3" (99 cm)
Weight: 35 lbs (16 kg)
Race: n/a
language: n/a

Distinctive Marks: She has a silver bottom tooth and her ears are pierced.

Known Circumstances:
Mystic may be in the company of her non-custodial father, an adult female, and a male child.

They may be traveling in a gold 2000 Chrysler Voyager with Colorado license plates 355SGZ. Mystic is Biracial. She is White and Hispanic.

She has a silver bottom tooth and her ears are pierced.

Enrique & Melissa Arreola-Lopez

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST) or
Mesa County Sheriff's Office (Colorado) 1-970-242-6707
You can also email us anonymously at
For more information on Mystic Visit her Facebook page Here or our main forum Here.

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  • At Thursday, June 04, 2009 6:07:00 PM, Blogger From Whispers to Roars Admin said…

    From Favebook:

    Maureen Reintjes at 5:58pm June 4

    Mystic belongs in Colorado with the people she considers her Mom and Dad and siblings. Not with strangers. DNA a parent does not make. And, if this bio dad was a good person why kidnap Mystic? Why keep her from her family and friends and classmates? Obviously he didn't give a rat's ass for Mystic's feelings ... what real parent doesn't look at things from their child's eyes? The justice system is letting Mystic down and they better pray this child has not been abused.

  • At Thursday, June 04, 2009 9:30:00 PM, Blogger From Whispers to Roars Admin said…

    From Facebook:

    Jenn Salazar at 9:09pm June 4

    thank you so much for that! i dont know how to get signed up to post comments on there, but thank you so very much for posting that out there!

    just because Amie & I do not have the same DNA as Mystic, we are no less her parents. Her bio mother had "more important things to do" then to take care of Mystic and her bio father did not care until his ... Read Moreego was bruised to find out another man was raising "his child".

    we just want our little girl home with us where she should be running with her brother and sisters and being the sweet little girl she is!


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