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Posted on: January 25, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Kidnapping

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Kidnapping 
Station Area:Jurupa Valley
Written Date:January 25, 2020Time:6:30 PM
Incident Date:January 25, 2020Time:9:26 AM
Incident Location:3700 Block of Eve Circle, Jurupa Valley
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Tyson Voss
File Number(s):JV200250047



On January 25, 2020, at 9:26 am, deputies assigned to the city of Jurupa Valley responded to the 3700 block of Eve Circle regarding a kidnapping.  During the investigation it was determined that the victim, Jennifer Martinez, a 46-year-old resident of Jurupa Valley, was taken from the residence against her will by a known acquaintance identified as Robert Lopez, a 46-year-old transient from the Los Angeles area.  Both subjects were last seen walking from the area.

An extensive search was conducted by personnel assigned to the Jurupa Valley Station, Riverside Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Bureau, Riverside Sheriff’s Aviation Unit, Riverside Police Aviation Unit and bloodhounds from both Riverside Sheriff’s K9 Unit and Riverside Police Department.   Neither subject was located. 

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Jennifer Martinez
Robert Lopez

Jennifer Martinez is described as white female, 5’6” tall, weighing about 120 pounds with short hair brown hair.  She was last seen wearing a white top and black and silver striped pajama pants.  

Robert Lopez is described as a Hispanic male, 6’1” tall, weighing about 250 pounds with a shaved head.  He was last seen wearing a blue shirt and dark pants.  He has a possible skull tattoo on his right hand. 

The search and investigation are on-going.   Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the victim or suspect is encouraged to contact Investigator Merrill from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2600 or contact the Dispatch Center at (951)-776-1099.


Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is seeking applicants for Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Correctional Deputy, Sheriff’s 911 Communications Officer, and other employment opportunities such as clerical and support positions.  If you are interested in a career with us, please apply at www.joinrsd.org or call 1-888-Join-RSD

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