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Austin disappeared from Tehachapi, California on April 28, 1997. He was abducted by his non-custodial father, Gilbert Arredondo Hernandez. Gilbert's photograph and vital statistics are posted below this case summary. A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warrant was issued for him on November 4, 1997. He may be driving a brown 1986 Nissan Maxima with the California license plate number 1NRE732.
Austin's mother, Rhonda Accord, was married to Gilbert and living with him at the time of the abduction. She came home to find her husband and son gone. She stated Gilbert had previously threatened to leave her and take Austin. Gilbert may have taken Austin to Las Vegas, Nevada, or to Los Angeles County or San Bernadino County in California. Acord believes his family may know his and Austin's whereabouts. Austin's case opened 2018 by Psychic Brian Ladd.
Gilbert Arredondo Hernandez
Left and Center: Gilbert Arredondo Hernandez;
Right: Age-progression to age 46 (approximate date 2011)
Date of Birth: March 15, 1965
Age at disappearance: 32 years old
Weight and Height: 5'5, 150 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Black hair, brown eyes. Gilbert has a scar on the back of his head. He may have a mustache. His nickname is Gil Junior. Some agencies spell Gilbert's middle name "Arrendondo."
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