Arrests made in case of missing girls found in Mexico

Rikki Mitchell

Arrests made in case of missing girls found in Mexico

CREATED Jun. 20, 2013

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Authorities have arrested three people in connection with the custodial interference case where two young girls were taken to Mexico.

Sgt. Maria Hawke with Tucson Police tells KGUN9 that Virginia Palacio, 43, Leticia Romero, 62, and Jose Romero, 68 were arrested and booked into jail.

This case started when two young girls went missing in November 2012. One of the girls, 2-year-old Caroline Oddo was believed to be with her father Luis Palacio. The other, Estella Lovemore was taken by her mother Daniella Lovemore.

Daniella Lovemore and Luis Palacio were in a relationship at the time.

Daniella Lovemore was located and apprehended at a border crossing between the U.S. and Mexico and she had both little girls with her at the time.

Investigators have uncovered details that link Virginia Palacio, Leticia Romero and Jose Romero in aiding Luis Palacio to escape Tucson. He has not yet been located.

Virgina Palacio is Luis' mother. Leticia and Jose Romero are Luis Palacio's grandparents.