North American Missing Persons Network
 
Dakota Hamilton

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Above Images: Hamilton, circa 1996, 2004 & 2009


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 8, 1996 from Santa Barbara, California
  • Classification: Parental Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: October 31, 1995
  • Age: 1
  • Height: 3'0"
  • Weight: 35 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Light Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White/Hispanic
  • Gender: Female


  • Details of Disappearance
    She was abducted by her non-custodial mother, Raquel Diego Lopez Hamilton. An FBI Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution warrant was issued for the abductor on November 18, 2002.
    They may have left the country and traveled to Spain. Dakota's nicknames are Dee Dee and Cody. The abductor has a tattoo of flowers on her left ankle and she may use the alias last name Lopez or Diego.


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    Above Image: Raquel Hamilton

  • Date Of Birth: May 7, 1975
  • Age: 21
  • Height: 5'7"
  • Weight: 120 lbs
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White/Hispanic
  • Gender: Female


  • Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office (California)
    1-805-568-2300


    Source Information
    NCMEC