Chicago, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced today that the FBI was joining local authorities in the search for a Cary, Illinois woman charged with abducting her two children.
SONIA DEL CARMEN LEON DE CAROL, age 43, is wanted in McHenry County for the June 2009 abduction of her two minor children, Andrea, age 6 and James, age 5. CARMEN LEON DE CAROL was charged in McHenry County with two counts of Child Abduction after it was determined that she took the children to Mexico City for a court approved visit, but failed to return the children to their father, as scheduled.
When evidence was developed indicating that CARMEN LEON DE CAROL had apparently planned to keep the children, in violation of a court order, she was also charged in U.S. District Court with one count of Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution, which is a felony offense. CARMEN LEON DE CAROL is now the subject of an international manhunt, being coordinated by the Chicago FBI.
SONIA DEL CARMEN LEON DE CAROL is described as a Hispanic female, 43 years of age, 5’7” tall, 130 pounds, with brown hair (dyed blonde) and brown eyes. Anyone recognizing CARMEN LEON DE CAROL or having any information about her current whereabouts is asked to call the Chicago FBI at (312) 421-6700 or the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office at (815) 338-2144.
Additional information about this case, including downloadable photographs, is available on the Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s website at www.missingkids.com.
The public is reminded that a complaint is not evidence of guilt and that all defendants in a criminal case are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.