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For Immediate Release

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December 08, 2010 Michael R. Regan, United States Marshal
Middle District of Pennsylvania (717) 221-2213
U.S. Marshals Recover 2 Missing Children and Arrest Woman Charged in Their Disappearance
Charges stem from incident in Georgia

Harrisburg, PA – U.S. Marshal Michael R. Regan announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) arrested Susana Arroyo-Trigo in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Arroyo-Trigo was being sought by authorities in Liberty County, Georgia. It is alleged Arroyo-Trigo unlawfully took two (2) minor children away from the individual who had lawful custody on October 28, 2010. It is alleged Arroyo-Trigo took the two minors out of the state of Georgia.

On October 29, the Hinesville Police Department obtained two separate arrest warrants against Arroyo-Trigo, charging her with:

Interference with the Custody of a Child – felony

The case of the two missing children, both 4 years of age, was assigned to the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children.

Georgia authorities requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERFTF) in Savannah, Georgia. U.S. Marshals in Harrisburg received an investigative lead on the fugitive’s possible whereabouts in south-central Pennsylvania.

During the early morning hours of December 7, U.S. Marshals located the suspect’s vehicle in Harrisburg. At approximately 10:00AM, U.S. Marshals, assisted by officers from the Harrisburg Bureau of Police, made entry into a residence in the 1300 block of Howard Street. The fugitive was located and arrested in a second floor bedroom. The two missing children were recovered at the scene.

U.S. Marshals transported Arroyo-Trigo to the Harrisburg Bureau of Police, where she was turned over for processing on the outstanding state charges in Georgia. The two minor children were turned over to the custody of the Dauphin County Children & Youth Services.

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