Sabrina Allen has been missing for 14 years. On September, she was rescued in a top secret US mission into Mexico where Allen was being held captive. The mission was a joined effort between the FBI, U.S. Marshals and Mexican agents.
Here’s what we know so far:
1. Sabrina Allen Is 17 Now
Sabrina Allen was found in a town close to Mexico City. In April 2002, Sabrina was kidnapped from Austin, Texas, when she was just 5 years old. She is now 17. On April 21, 2002, Sabrina’s mother, Dara Llorens, was due to surrender custody of her daughter to her ex-husband, Sabrina’s father, Greg Allen. She never did.
According to Find Sabrina, investigators believed she was in either Mexico or New Mexico.
2. Her Mother Has Been Charged With Kidnapping
Her mother, Dara, who was always thought to have kidnapped Sabrina, was also found and arrested. She is facing aggravated kidnapping charges. Dara Marie Llorens did not have custody of her daughter when Sabrina vanished in 2002. Dara had been wanted by the FBI in relation to Sabrina’s disappearance.
3. There Hasn’t Been a Sighting of Sabrina in 11 Years
Allen was last seen in 2003 in Mexico City, a year after she went missing. In that instance, Allen and her mother escaped authorities. In June 2003, police in Mexico surrounded the home where Sabrina was believed to be, though Dara had already fled the home at that stage.
Around the time of this incident, police found that Sabrina had been attending school in Mexico under the name Blanca Aurora Fabian Uribe. Sabrina was “unhappy and neglected” according to a Find Sabrina webpage. Dara told officials at the school that she was having financial trouble.
This just made my day! I went to day care with this little girl, she was such a sweetheart. I am so beyond happy they found #SabrinaAllen ❤️
— Madison Rose (@MadisonRS) October 1, 2014
4. Her Mother Is Suffering With Mental Problems
According to the Find Sabrina webpage:
Dara is the non-custodial mother, and had supervised visitation for 6 months. She was allowed unsupervised visitation, and she fled. Dara has been diagnosed with mental health problems, and is unstable.
The page adds that Dara walks with a limp and has surgery scars on her legs.
5. Sabrina’s Father Thought Dara Llorens Was Dead
In March 2013, My Fox Austin reported that Sabrina Allen’s father, Greg Allen, believed Dara, Sabrina’s mother, was dead. According to Fox 7’s Rudy Koski, Greg has not yet had a reunion with his daughter. Greg Allen did release a statement:
I am overjoyed that Sabrina has been found alive and is safe. Our entire family would like to thank the investigators that made this happen. Our prayers go out to the Mexical Federal Police Officer who was injured. We also would like to thank the Mexican Government for their cooperation in this case. Last, a heartfelt thank you to the USFBI, US Marshals, and all of the investigators that have worked this case for the last 12 years. They never gave up. We look forward to being reunited very soon.
Back in 2013, Greg Allen told Fox Austin:
I want to find her. I want to see her again. She needs to know she has a family that loves her. I can’t just give up on her. I mean, you know, robbed is certainly a good way to look at it.