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Man and mother of 8-year-old Hanford girl arrested, girl found safe

KIDNAPPED GIRL: Evangelina "Eva" Sanchez

SECOND UPDATE: The Fresno County Sheriff's Department says a man and the mother of a missing 8-year-old Hanford girl have been arrested. The 8-year-old girl has also been found and she is safe.

Deputies found 8-year-old Eva in Southeast Fresno between Maple and Backer.


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UPDATE: Fresno Police say the man who was wanted in connection with a missing 8-year-old girl has been arrested.

The 8-year-old girl, Evangelina “Eva” Sanchez, is still missing.

Jose Gonzalez was arrested in a Fresno Walmart parking lot.

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KINGS COUNTY, Calif. (FOX26) -- UPDATE AT 8:45 p.m.: The Kings County Sheriff's Office has identified the man they're looking for that may be with Eva. His name is Jose Gonzalez.

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Right now, the Kings County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to track down a missing girl and the man who took her from her Hanford home.

The Kings County Sheriff's Office says 8-year-old Evangelina “Eva” Sanchez was taken from her Hanford home around 10:45 a.m. Monday morning by a man who says he’s her father.

We’re told deputies don’t know his name, but these are some of the features he has that help identify him;

  • - He’s described as a Latino male between the age of 20-30
  • - Height: 6’2”
  • - Weight: around 200 lbs.

The identified man deputies are looking for has three noticeable tattoos:

  • - A bulldog tattoo on the right side of his upper neck
  • - an eyeball tattoo on his left cheek
  • - some sort of other tattoo on his left jaw

We’re told witnesses think Eva is on her way to her mother in Fresno or Lemoore. Her mother is 32-year-old Felicia Flores.

Eva is described as the following;

  • - Height: 3’5”
  • - Weight: 50 or 60 lbs.
  • - Brown eyes & brown hair
  • - Last seen wearing a black sweater & pastel colored pajama pants

If you think you’ve seen Eva, or know where Felicia Flores is, call the Kings County Sheriff’s Office immediately: 559-852-4603

If further information needed, contact Detective Martin at: 559-362-5230

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