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    TX - Police search for woman kidnapped by ex-boyfriend, Lubbock, 2005

    Hale County officials are searching for a woman they say was abducted by her ex-boyfriend. Officials say Sophia Alaniz Villafranco, 35, was forced into her own car by Marcus Barrios around 1:15 a.m. Monday.

    The family says Villafranco was once in a relationship with Barrios, but has been trying to leave him for the past month. They say Barrios was abusive in the past and feared for her safety.

    "They had been living together and it turned abusive so she had been trying to get out," says Oralia Albate, Villafranco`s aunt. "She was trying to get away for the past month-and-a-half and he`s insistent on keeping her."


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    Jul 2005
    I should have checked our local news before I posted.

    11/2/05- Updated 8:29am
    Lubbock Police Arrest Accused Kidnapper
    Lubbock Police Arrest Accused Kidnapper

    Wednesday morning a missing Plainview woman is safe in Lubbock. The man accused of kidnapping her is in police custody. NewsChannel 11's Suleika Acosta shows us how police tracked down the suspect.

    Authorities found Marcus Barrios just before one this morning here at the Hickory Tree Apartments at 1629 16th Street. Police also found Sophia Alaniz, the woman he is accused of kidnapping. Police believe the two were in a relationship at one time.

    The victim had been missing since early Monday morning. Authorities received a call last night from someone at the apartment complex who recognized Barrios's car description on the news. Officers arrived and arrested him.

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