Missing L.A. City firefighter may be victim of violent kidnapping in Mexico, officials say

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti said the city is working tirelessly to make sure the firefighter is safely returned to SoCal
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Officials announced on Wednesday that Los Angeles City firefighter Frank Aguilar may be the likely victim of a violent kidnapping in Mexico.

Just after 5 p.m., Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said the city is working tirelessly to make sure the 48-year-old is safely returned to Southern California.

Garcetti says the city is working with the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to assist in his return.

Aguilar, who has been with the LAFD for 20 years, disappeared just over two weeks ago after he went to his condo near Rosarito, Mexico.

Concerns mount as LAFD firefighter remains missing after trip to Mexico
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LAFD firefighter Frank Aguilar vanished after a recent trip to Rosarito, Mexico. His family fear the worst and are calling for his safe return.



Aguilar's family is growing more and more concerned for his well-being. That fear is growing after Mexican authorities announced the 48-year-old may have been the victim of a violent kidnapping.

His home in Mexico was found by family ransacked and his Jeep and motorcycle were missing.

His phone is shut off, which family says is very unusual for the father of two.

His daughters say Mexican authorities have gotten the video from the Ring camera inside his condo, but say they have not been told what it shows, other than to say it is a concerning scene for their father's safety.

His family says they are extremely frustrated since it is difficult to get any information from Mexican authorities. They say at this point, there has been no demand for ransom.
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