The FBI released new surveillance videos of the moments Monica de Leon Barba of San Mateo was kidnapped in Jalisco, Mexico.
The FBI says Barba was abducted in Tepatitlán on Nov. 29, 2022.
The first video shows Barba walking home with her dog. It captured the moments before she was abducted. The FBI says the second video shows when Barba was confronted by kidnappers and forced into a gray Volkswagen Jetta.
NEW VIDEOS: FBI SF released two surveillance videos showing Bay Area woman Monica De Leon Barba, kidnapped in Jalisco, Mexico.— LaurenABC7 (@LaurenABC7) April 14, 2023
She was walking her dog on Nov. 29, 22. Tonight we’re hearing from the FBI & her brother on the case. @abc7newsbayarea https://t.co/Ouf96Lir5u pic.twitter.com/HDSfFwksox
Special Agent in charge of the FBI San Francisco field office, Robert Tripp, hopes these videos generate leads.
“The FBI has issued a $40,000 reward and we’re hoping these videos jog the memory of people who may have seen the abduction, who may have seen the individuals or the vehicles before or after the abduction. Or, who more importantly, know where those people and vehicles are now,” Tripp said.
The FBI says at least five suspects then drove away in three different vehicles.
Investigators describe the vehicles as a silver Volkswagen Jetta, a gray Dodge Charger and a white Chevrolet Suburban.
In the video you can see Barba’s dog, Asa, loose on the street. Her dog was located and safely recovered by a family member.
Authorities say Barba was targeted.
Her older brother, Gustavo De Leon said for the past five months, kidnappers have been holding his 29-year-old sister hostage for money.