Missing Since: April 6, 1997 from Miami Beach, Florida
Classification: Family Abduction
Date of Birth: July 23, 1994
Age: 2 years old
Height and Weight: 2'9 - 2'11, 33 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Blonde hair, brown eyes. Vivian has a birthmark on her left hip. She has large facial dimples which are visible when she smiles. Vivian may use the aliases Mimi Lopez, Mimi Garcia, Margarita Ortega and/or Vivian Lopez Garcia. She speaks English and understands Spanish also. Her ears are pierced.
Medical Conditions: Vivian has allergies. She has problems with air conditioning as the result.

Details of Disappearance

Vivian was last seen in Miami Beach, Florida on April 6, 1997. She was abducted by her non-custodial mother, Marina Trout. A photograph of Marina and her vital statistics are posted below this case summary. A felony warrant for kidnapping and interference with custody was issued for her on April 15, 1997. Marina was supposed to have supervised visitation with Vivian. She locked her supervisor in the bathroom and escaped with the child.

Vivian's father, John Trout, has criticized the United States government for allegedly mishandling Vivian's case and losing her case file. He kept copies of the file in his residence and says they were stolen during a burglary. Nothing else was taken.

It is believed that Marina took Vivian out of the United States, possibly to Spain, Costa Rica, or South America. The child's case remains unsolved. She is considered to be endangered. Texas authorities are assisting with her investigation.


Above: Marina Trout
Date of Birth: June 28, 1953
Age: 43 years old
Height and Weight: 5'1, 145 - 150 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Marina may use the aliases Juana Marina Lopez, Juana Marina Lopez Trout, Marina Vargas, Marina Savon, Marina Savin and/or Marina Lopez. She has a glass right eye. Marina speaks fluent English with a heavy Spanish accent.


Medical Conditions: Marina has an unspecified mental condition which may make her dangerous to Vivian's welfare.
Investigating Agency
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Miami Police Department
305-673-7776
OR
Miami Beach Police Department
305-673-7900
OR
Texas Department of Public Safety
800-346-3243