CREATED May. 7, 2013
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The discovery of three kidnapped girls in Ohio is raising new hopes for the families and friends of two girls who have been declared missing in Southern Nevada.
7-year-old Karla Rodriguez disappeared after school in east Las Vegas in 1999. 2-year-old Everlyse Cabrera disappeared from her foster home in east Las Vegas in 2006.
Police searched extensively, but the cases for both girls went cold.
Now there's hope in Southern Nevada that what happened in Ohio can happen here and both girls can be found safe and alive.
Frank Mahoney is the founder of the Nevada Center for Missing Loved Ones. Mahoney said, "Can we find them? I don't know. I don't know what happened to them. The police don't know what happened to them. But if you don't give up hope, this kind of deal can possibly happen."
Mahoney said time is critical. He said missing persons must be reported to police immediately.
Everlyse's foster parents waited several hours to call police. Karla's father waited for nearly a day.