Police Search for Kidnapped Asian American Woman in California

Elvira Babb’s Vallejo home. KCRA/Tom Miller

Elvira Babb

Elvira Babb

An Asian American woman who police believe was kidnapped for ransom on June 30 is no where to be found 11 days later despite four suspects in custody, reports KCRA.

Police in Vallejo, California say 57-year old Elvira Babb was taken from her home. Her son called police after receiving a threatening text message demanding money for her return.

“(John) Babb went to his mother’s home, which is here in Vallejo at 101 Daniels Avenue, and on that evening, he found that his mother was not there,” said Vallejo police Lt. Jeff Bassett.”There was a small dog in the residence and it was deceased (and) there appeared to be no signs of forced entry at the home.”

Police arrested Emmanuel Espinoza, 26, of Stockton on Friday. Also under arrest are Jalon Brown, 32, and Larry Young, 23, both of Sacramento, and Lovely Rauzol, 27, of Vallejo.

Vallejo Kidnap SuspectsEmmanuel Espinoza, (top left corner), Jaylon Brown, (top right corner), Larry Young, (bottom left corner) and Lovely Rauzol,(bottom right corner) Photo from Vallejo Police Department

The suspects have refused to cooperate and would not tell police where Babb can be found.

Filipino Americans make up one-fourth of Vallejo’s population.

Neighbors of Babb are reacting to her disappearance and talked about what they know about her.

“I can’t believe something like that would happen to my friend,” said neighbor Patricia Carr. “It’s heartbreaking because she didn’t . . . deserve something like that to happen to her. I don’t even know what happened to her. I just want her to come home.”

No other information was released.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Elvira Babb is asked to contact the Vallejo Police Department at 707-648-4080.