Police seek woman who disappeared with son
HOUSTON Carla Velasco and her husband filed for divorce and were granted joint custody of their 3-year-old son during the divorce hearing. The custody agreement stated that their son could not leave the country until he was 16 years old and that he could not travel to Bolivia, his mother's native country until he was 18 years old. Velasco failed to appear at an October 24, 2009 custody hearing. She and her son have not been seen since that time. She has been charged with interference with child custody and a warrant was issued for her arrest. Velasco, 38, is a Hispanic female from Bolivia. She is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds. She has brown hair, brown eyes and scar on her forehead. It is believed that she may have fled the country and taken her son to Bolivia in violation of court orders. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information called in to the 713-222-8477 (TIPS) hotline or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org that leads to the arrest of Carla Velasco. Tips can also be sent by text message - Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.