Teenager Stolen 16 Years Ago by Woman Dressed as Nurse Finally Returned to Parents

A Mexican couple whose newborn was abducted over a decade ago by a woman impersonating a nurse has finally been reunited with their now-teenage son — thanks to high-tech facial analysis.

The last time the new parents saw their baby was on Dec. 15, 2005, when a woman pretending to be a health care worker at IMSS Hospital General Regional in Guadalajara said she needed to take him for a feeding as visiting hours had ended, Newsflash reported.

Now, over 16 years later, Yasir Macias and Rosalia Lopez have been reunited with their son, Salvador.

Rosalia Lopez Martinez, mother and Yasir Macias Tafolla, father of Salvador, stolen as a baby 16 years ago, pictured in 2005, in Jalisco, Mexico.
Rosalia Lopez Martinez and Yasir Macias Tafolla with their son in 2005, in Jalisco, Mexico.

In September, the Jalisco Institute of Forensic Sciences carried out a facial analysis using a photo of the newborn to determine how he might look today.

A few months later, investigators came across a teen with very similar characteristics to their analysis.

“The Public Ministry agency obtained the results of the expert reports, which confirmed 99.99 percent that the minor is directly related to both the mother and father, who have already been notified,” the State Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement.

Rosalia Lopez Martinez, mother and Yasir Macias Tafolla, father of Salvador, stolen as a baby 16 years ago, pictured in 2005, in Jalisco, Mexico.
Rosalia Lopez Martinez was reunited with her son.
Rosalia Lopez Martinez, mother of Salvador, pictured together,  stolen as a baby 16 years ago, in 2005, from a hospital,  in Jalisco, Mexico.
Yasir Macias Tafolla had waited 16 years to see Salvador again.

Jalisco Gov. Enrique Alfaro congratulated the investigators for reuniting the family.

“From my heart, all my best wishes for this new life that begins today. All my appreciation to Forensic Sciences for their great work, to Security Coordinator @RicardoSBeruben and @FiscaliaJal for not letting go, and to everyone behind this great achievement,” he wrote.

No one has been arrested for the abduction and authorities are continuing to investigate the crime.

4 comments

  • More details, please. Both this teenager and his parents will need a great deal of counseling and support, Is that available and planned for them? Amen and God has blessed this situation, for sure!

  • Congratulations – this is the BEST story I have been able to read for a very long time. – Best wishes for your future form
    Germany. – Be well. –

  • we didn’t hang horse thieves because they stole a horse. We hung them so that the NEXT guy wouldn’t steal a horse. The foolish world has a criminal problem…GOD is not please with our ignorance & apathy (don’t know, don’t care)

  • DNA blood test would confirm this for sure!

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