Right : Progressed by NCMEC to age 13 years (2010) and then to 16 years
Austin Cole Hernandez
Missing since April 28, 1997, in Tehachapi, Kern County, California
Classification: Family Abduction
Circumstances of Disappearance Vital Statistics
Hernandez was last seen in Tehachapi, California on April 28, 1997.
Austin Cole Hernandez were abducted by his noncustodial father, Gilbert Arredondo Hernandez. An FBI Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution warrant was issued for the abductor on November 4, 1997. The abductor has a scar on the back of his head. They may be in Las Vegas, Nevada, or the Los Angeles or San Bernardino counties of California.
Gilbert Arredondo Hernandez
Investigators Kern County District Attorney's Office
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Child Abduction Unit
Kern County Sheriffs Department
Kern County District Attorney's Office
KCSD Case Number: TE9700317
NCMEC #: NCMC835169
NCIC Number: M039798486 Source Information:
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
California Department of Justice