(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation is working with Mexican officials to bring back a five-year-old Idaho Falls girl who was abducted by her father. Jesus Esquezada said he entered the country illegally in order to bring his daughter Aaliyah back to Mexico with him. The girl’s legal guardians live in eastern Idaho. He then drove the Aaliyah to Phoenix, hopped on a bus, and made it to Mazatlan without any problems. The abduction prompted an Amber Alert, which was later cancelled. Esquezada says he has no plans to bring his daughter back to the U.S.
Adam Forsgren, EastIdahoNews.com Columnist
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