Grandmother allegedly abducts granddaughter, 5, in Victorville; suspect may be headed to Mexico

Luz Maria Garza-Ramones, 51, is seen with her 5-year-old granddaughter, Aleysha Martinez-Ruiz, in a photo provided by authorities. (San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department)

A missing 5-year-old girl and her grandmother were being sought Saturday after the woman allegedly kidnapped the child, who disappeared from a residential area of Victorville, authorities said.

The victim, Aleysha Martinez-Ruiz, was last seen by her mother about 3 p.m. Friday in the 15000 block of Seneca Road, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

At the time, Aleysha was with maternal grandmother, 51-year-old Luz Maria Garza-Ramones, who was visiting from Monterrey, Mexico, the sheriff's department said in a statement.

"It is believed Luz Maria is trying to take Aleysha back to Monterrey to be with the rest of the family," the news release said.

According to investigators, Garza-Ramones does not have a vehicle and may be traveling by bus.

The child is described as Hispanic, 3 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 50 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She was wearing a white dress with a gold zipper on the back at the time of the alleged abduction.

The suspect is said to be Hispanic, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 220 pounds, with blonde hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a red blouse and blue shorts.

Anyone with information about Aleysha's or Garza-Ramones' whereabouts is asked to call sheriff's Detective Taylor Long at (760) 241-2911 or (760) 241-3180.

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