The FBI's Los Angeles Field Office is assisting the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in California with their search for Alora Danielle Benitez.
Benitez may be in the company of her biological mother, Marisela Mercado, and her mother's boyfriend, Roman Cerratos. Mercado and Cerratos are wanted for murder in an unrelated case in the State of California, County of Los Angeles, and state warrants were issued for their arrests on April 22, 2019.
Mercado is described as a White (Hispanic) American female, born August 26, 1978, in Los Angeles, California. She has brown hair, brown eyes, weighs 125 to 130 pounds, and is 5'3". Mercado has a tattoo on her upper right arm and shoulder. She may use the alias Maricela Mercado, and has previously resided in Redondo Beach, California.
Cerratos is described as a White (Hispanic) American male, born October 10, 1979, in Los Angeles, California. He has black hair (currently worn bald), brown eyes, weighs 210 pounds, and is 5'11" to 6'1". Cerratos has multiple tattoos, including the word "Maricela" tattooed vertically on one of his forearms. He has a fresh two-to-three inch laceration on the top of his right hand at the web between thumb and forefinger, and a one-inch laceration on his right index finger. Cerratos has previously resided in Maywood, Hawaiian Gardena, and San Diego, California.
Mercado and Cerratos may have fled to San Diego, California, or Mexico.
Mercado and Cerratos should be considered armed and dangerous.