Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Parents Of Missing Ventura County Girl Now Accused Of Her Murder


The parents of a missing three year old Ventura County girl are now accused of murdering her.

Mayra Chavez and Omar Lopez of Oxnard have been charged with second degree murder for the death of Kimberly Chavez Lopez. Detectives think the little girl died in the summer of 2015.

Ventura County Children and Family Services reported the little girl missing in 2016. The parents told police that they had taken the child to live in Mexico, but it was later discovered that the claim was false. The child’s body has not been recovered, but prosecutors felt they had enough evidence to pursue murder charges.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.