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Amber Alert canceled after girl located

Case remains under investigation, detectives say

By , Columbian staff reporter


Detectives with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Detective Unit located 15-year-old Catherine Gizzel Gutierrez on Sept. 9 in Portland.  She was reunited with family.  The case continues to be under active investigation.  Alejandrino Robledo Soriano was not located.  If you have information on his whereabouts, contact 9-1-1.

Original story:

An Amber Alert was issued Friday for a 15-year-old girl who authorities believe was abducted in Vancouver by her mother’s boyfriend after a fight between the couple.

Catherine Gizzel Gutierrez, who goes by Gizzel, was last seen with 53-year-old Alejandrino R. Soriano at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the area of Northeast 58th Street and 199th Avenue in east Vancouver, according to the Washington State Patrol. Investigators believe the teen is with Soriano unwillingly.

She is described as 5 feet, 1 inch tall and weighing 215 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a gray hoodie with Class of 2021 written on it, blue jeans and white Air Force shoes. Soriano is described as 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing 185 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Authorities say they believe Catherine and Soriano are in a blue 2004 Honda Accord with a switched, stolen Washington license plate; the plate number is unknown.

Anyone who sees them is asked to call 911.

Investigators believe Soriano assaulted the teen’s mother, who suffered a concussion, before he left with the teen. The girl’s mother also showed detectives injuries she reported were from previous incidents with Soriano, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

Detectives have established probable cause to arrest Soriano on suspicion of second-degree domestic violence assault, the sheriff’s office said.