Grand Island Woman Leaves Child with Babysitter, goes Missing


Grand Island police are asking for the public's help in finding a woman who they say left her child with a babysitter last Tuesday and then went missing.

Authorities say relatives reported 22–year–old Maria de Los Angeles–Ventura missing last Friday night, shortly after 11 p.m.

Officials and family members say she left her child with a babysitter, near 6th and Sycamore, for what was supposed to be 30 minutes sometime Tuesday, and never returned.

Officer Wes Tjaden of the Grand Island Police Department says authorities have tried to reach her to no avail. "Several attempted contacts have been made with her and there has been no response," he said.

Police are attempting to reach out to people who they believe she might be with.

De Los Angeles-Ventura is described as being 5'5" and around 130 pounds, with long brown hair and brown eyes.

Family members say she was last seen wearing black skinny jeans and a brown jacket.

If you have any information about De Los Angeles-Ventura's disappearance, please call investigator McConnell or officer Kully of the Grand Island Police Department at (308) 385-5400 or call 911.