Mother convinced kidnapped woman to contact the police
by Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press and Tami Abdollah, Associated Press
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The home of suspect Isidro Garcia, the top floor, left apartment "G" is photographed in Bell Gardens, Calif., on Wednesday, May. 21, 2014. Garcia was arrested Wednesday for allegedly kidnapping a 15-year-old girl in Santa Ana in 2004 then repeatedly physically and sexually assaulting her over the course of 10 years. He was booked for kidnap for rape, and lewd acts with a minor and false Imprisonment. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
The home of suspect Isidro Garcia, the top floor, left apartment "G" is photographed in Bell Gardens, Calif., on Wednesday, May. 21, 2014. Garcia was arrested Wednesday for allegedly kidnapping a 15-year-old girl in Santa Ana in 2004 then repeatedly physically and sexually assaulting her over the course of 10 years. He was booked for kidnap for rape, and lewd acts with a minor and false Imprisonment. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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The home of suspect Isidro Garcia, the top floor, left apartment "G" is photographed in Bell Gardens, Calif., on Wednesday, May. 21, 2014. Garcia was arrested Wednesday for allegedly kidnapping a 15-year-old girl in Santa Ana in 2004 then repeatedly physically and sexually assaulting her over the course of 10 years. He was booked for kidnap for rape, and lewd acts with a minor and false Imprisonment. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
The home of suspect Isidro Garcia, the top floor, left apartment "G" is photographed in Bell Gardens, Calif., on Wednesday, May. 21, 2014. Garcia was arrested Wednesday for allegedly kidnapping a 15-year-old girl in Santa Ana in 2004 then repeatedly physically and sexually assaulting her over the course of 10 years. He was booked for kidnap for rape, and lewd acts with a minor and false Imprisonment. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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SANTA ANA, Calif. — Police say a California woman kidnapped 10 years ago recently reunited with her mother, who convinced her to go to authorities after telling her she tried to find her.

Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said Thursday that the woman got in touch with her mother after finding her sister on Facebook to wish her a happy birthday.

Police say the alleged kidnapper, Isidro Garcia, had told the victim that her mother had given up looking for her. The two had subsequently been married and had a daughter.

Bertagna says the mother showed the daughter news articles written at the time of her disappearance to prove that she had gone to the police and filed a missing persons report.



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