North American Missing Persons Network
 
Sophia Anabel Larranaga

1 AP
Above Images: Larranaga, circa 1998; Right; AP to age 11


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 11, 1998 from Tempe, Arizona
  • Classification: Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: September 10, 1996
  • Age: 17 months
  • Height: 2'0"
  • Weight: 25 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White/Hispanic
  • Gender: Female
  • Case Number: NCMC854610


  • Details of Disappearance
    Sophia was abducted by her non-custodial mother, Karla Carina Larranaga, during a court-ordered visit. Sophia had been removed from her parents' care when she was two days old due to the "shaken baby" death of her older sister, Desiree. A felony warrant for Kidnapping was issued for the abductor on March 3, 1998. They may have traveled to Sinaloa, Mexico.


    Abductor
    Abductor: Karla Carina Larranaga, circa 1998

  • Date Of Birth: May 22, 1973
  • Age: 24
  • Height: 5'2"
  • Weight: 150 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White/Hispanic
  • Gender: Female


  • Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Tempe Police Department
    (480) 350-8311


    Source Information
    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    Phoenix New Times
    Arizona Republic