BEKSAR DISTRICT – The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is looking for four missing children and their grandmother, who were last seen in the county’s far southeast.
Authorities are now looking for:
Melissa Osorio is a 58-year-old woman. She is described as being 5 feet 5 inches tall, with red hair, brown eyes, and weighing 180 pounds. Authorities say she was last seen wearing a gray jacket, black sweatpants, pink sneakers and a beanie.
Lovely Sanchez is a 9 year old girl. She is described as being four feet tall, with brown hair and eyes, and weighing 40 pounds. Lovely was last seen wearing a black coat with gold stars, black denim pants and white shoes.
Melanie Sanchez is an 8 year old girl. She is described as being 3 feet 6 inches tall, with brown hair and brown eyes, and weighing 55 pounds. Melanie was last seen wearing a maroon star-studded long-sleeve shirt, black leggings, and black Nike shoes with pink laces.
Juan Sanchez is a 6 year old boy. He is described as being 3 feet 2 inches tall, with brown hair and eyes, and weighing 23 pounds. He is last seen wearing a black sweater over a black shirt with a pirate skull with a red heart over the eye, and blue denim pants.
Manuel Sanchez is a 6 year old boy. He is described as being 3 feet 6 inches tall, with long curly/wavy brown hair and hazel eyes, weighing 40 pounds. Manuel was last seen wearing a black shirt, blue denim pants and grey-green shoes.
The BCSO said the five were last seen on January 8 at 3:30 p.m. on the 15000 block of U.S. Highway 181 S when the grandmother left with the children. The disappearance of the children became known on Monday.
Authorities say the grandmother may have health problems that require treatment.
Although the BCSO did not release details of the case, they released information about possible charges against anyone who helped in the disappearance of the children. In a BCSO Facebook post about the missing children, the following was posted:
Harboring a fugitive is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in prison with a fine not exceeding US$5,000.
Interfering with child custody is a felony in state prison, punishable by up to 2 years in prison with a fine not exceeding $10,000.
Individuals with any information are encouraged to call the BCSO at (210) 335-6000 or email advice [email protected].
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