North American Missing Persons Network
Guadalupe Barajas Castro

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 26, 2001 from Longview, Cowlitz County, Washington
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: August 28, 1978
  • Age: 23
  • Height: 5'4"
  • Weight: 150 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White/Hispanic
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Eight and a half months pregnant.
  • AKA: Guadalupe Barajas Arias
  • Case Number: 01-28812
  • NCMEC Number: NCMC925236
  • NCIC Number: M-162315923
  • Dentals: Not Available

  • Details of Disappearance

    Guadalupe was last seen in the company of her daughter, Agueda Arias, when the two left to go shopping with Guadalupe's estranged husband, Gregario Arias Ibal, 21, and his sister, Regina Arias Ibal, in Guadalupe's father's 1995 Jeep Cherokee.

    They were supposedly going to Portland but the Cherokee was found in Kerman, California. Ibal dropped off the vehicle in Kerman, California, in front of one of his relative's house. Arias Ibal's last known address is in San Jacinto, California. Arias Ibalís relatives in Mexico claim that Ibal and his sister, Regina Arias Ibal, are also missing, but police say the relatives have never filed missing persons reports for either sibling.

    Guadalupe, who was pregnant at the time of her disappearance and due to deliver Januray 6, 2002, didn't take any clothes for her or her daughter.

    The only tip the family of the missing duo have received is an anonymous call stating that they could be in Arizona and that Guadalupe was in poor health.
    Police traced the call to Tucson, Arizona.

    Gregorio Arias Isbal and Guadalupe had known each other since childhood, when they both lived for a while in a Central Mexican town where their families had roots. In their late teens, when the two were living in the United States, they ran away to Mexico together. Not long after, they moved to Longview, married, and had Lizzy in 1998.

    Police say it is possible that Guadalupe voluntarily cut her ties and left town. But while her husband did not have legal residence and frequently moved between Mexico and the U.S., Guadalupe and Lizzy were American citizens. Guadalupe was employed and involved with friends, family and their Pentecostal church. And she was extremely close to her sister Alicia.

    No suspects have been named, and Lizzy and Guadalupe remain listed as missing persons, rather than crime victims.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Longview Police Department
    Investigator Olga Lozan
    (360) 577-3157

    Source Information
    CA DOJ
    TDN News