Yakima police are asking for help to locate the victim of an apparent kidnapping that took place Sunday evening.
Yakima Police Department (YPD) officers responded at about 10:00 pm Sunday to a report of a woman being forced into a car in the 1000 block of South 9th Street. Witnesses told police that 27-year-old Gregoria Isabel Montano had been forced to get into a car by 30-year-old Victor Valencia-Zamora. The car, which is silver and is described as being similar to a Chrysler 200, was being driven by an unidentified woman.
Witnesses told police Montano and a friend were walking along 9th Street when they saw Valencia-Zamora approaching them. Police say Valencia-Zamora is a former boyfriend of Montano’s. Montano and her friend went to an apartment building to ask for help. Valencia-Zamora then allegedly grabbed Montano, forcibly made her walk with him, and eventually pushed her into a car that was located a short distance from the apartment building.
Police have not yet located Montano, Valencia-Zamora, nor the driver of the vehicle Zamora was allegedly pushed into.
Valencia-Zamora, who is known to police, is described as 6’2” tall, weighing about 220 pounds, and identifiable by multiple distinguishing tattoos.
Pictures of Valencia-Zamora and Montano can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Yakima Police Department at (509) 575-6200 or by calling 9-1-1. Tips can be also be reported to Yakima County Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-248-9980, on the organization’s website at crimestoppersyakco.org, or through the “P3 Tips” app that can be downloaded for free at p3intel.com/.