Above: Samantha Meraz in 2001 (left) and an age-progressed image to 5, circa 2005 (right)
Samantha Rose Meraz
Last seen in Dinuba, California on May 15, 2001
Vital statistics: Born on February 21, 2000. Brown hair, brown eyes. She has a light-colored birthmark between her eyebrows. Was one at the time.
NCIC number: M-941603258
Circumstances: Samantha is being concealed by her non-custodial mother, Marisela Meraz, from her father. A photo and vital statistics are posted below. A felony warrant was issued for her on July 26, 2001. They may still be in California.
Above: Marisela Meraz in 2001
Vital statistics: Born on October 29, 1978. Black hair, brown eyes. She may use the last name "Velasco". Her hair was dyed brown at the time she abducted her daughter. Was twenty-two at the time.
If you have any information as to Samantha's whereabouts, please contact the Dinuba Police Department at 559-591-5911. Any information recieved 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
California Missing Persons Registry