A California lady who was kidnapped in Mexico while walking her dog eight months ago is again within the US after her captors launched her.
Monica De Leon Barba, 30, of San Mateo, California arrived again within the US on Friday, the FBI introduced, after spending eight months in captivity.
She has been reunited together with her canine and her brother within the Bay Space.
“We are able to lastly shut this chapter in our lives and work on the lengthy street of therapeutic we have now forward,” her brother, Gustavo De Leon, said in a Facebook post.
She returned house 10 days after her thirtieth birthday
The lady was kidnapped in November whereas strolling her canine in Jalisco, Mexico.
In April, the FBI launched surveillance footage of her kidnapping.
Three vehicles handed by earlier than her captors soar out and power her into one of many automobiles whereas her canine ran across the avenue.
The FBI provided a $40,000 reward for any ideas relating to her whereabouts, as they believed she was nonetheless alive.
Nobody has been arrested or charged together with her kidnapping since her return house. The federal company remains to be investigating her captors.
“The FBI investigation is way from over, however we will now work this case figuring out an harmless sufferer is reunited together with her household,” Particular Agent Robert Okay Tripp stated in an announcement on Saturday. “For the previous eight months, FBI personnel in California and Mexico have labored tirelessly with the household and with companions right here and in Mexico. Our reduction and pleasure on the protected return of Monica is profound.”
Tripp acknowledged the “investigation is way from over,” however thanked the Mateo neighborhood for its infinite assist in serving to to search out Barba.
“They always remember Monica, and neither did we,” he stated within the assertion.
On the time, the FBI believed the assault was focused and she or he was being held hostage.
“The hostage takers have been in touch together with her household and the FBI is working very carefully together with her household and with authorities in Mexico to convey her house safely,” Tripp stated on the time.