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February 20, 2003
Nashville, Tennessee


This is a photograph of Mariana Cisneros


Date of Birth: January 22, 1995 Place of Birth: Unknown
Sex: Female Hair: Black
Height: 4'0" Eyes: Brown
Weight: 50 pounds Race: White (Hispanic)


Mariana Cisneros was last seen on February 20, 2003, in Nashville, Tennessee. At the time, she was in the company of her mother, Martha L. Cano Patlan, and Patlan's live-in boyfriend, Genero Espinoza Dorantes. She may be traveling with them and a 15-month-old boy in a white, 1995 Chevrolet AstroVan with tinted windows.


Patlan and Dorantes are currently wanted for the murder of her four-year-old son. The body of the boy was found in a public park in Nashville, Tennessee, on February 22, 2003. The boy had been both beaten and burned. After local arrest warrants were issued for both Patlan and Dorantes charging them with criminal homicide, federal arrest warrants were issued for them on February 25, 2003, in the United States District Court, Nashville, Tennessee, charging them with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

Individuals with information concerning this case should take no action themselves, but instead immediately contact the nearest FBI Office or local law enforcement agency. For any possible sighting outside the United States, contact the nearest United States Embassy or Consulate.

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