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The original item was published from 12/26/2020 9:02:00 PM to 1/17/2021 12:00:00 AM.

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Posted on: December 26, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Parental Child Abduction

UPDATE: Child Safe, Parents in Custody

This evening, Lake County Sheriff’s Detectives developed information indicating Holly, Federico, and Enrique were likely in the area of Sellersburg, Indiana.  Lake County Sheriff’s Detectives contacted the local police department in that area and requested they check area hotels.  The local police department located the Toyota Camry and found the three in a hotel room.

Enrique is safe and being held in protective custody until his legal guardians arrive.  Holly and Federico were arrested and are being held on kidnapping charges in Clark County, Indiana.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office thanks the community for all of the social media shares in an attempt to locate Enrique.  


The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the community’s assistance in locating Enrique Sanchez, 8 years of age.  Since Enrique was the age of one, Enrique’s grandmother has held legal guardianship of him.  At approximately 8PM on December 25, 2020, Enrique’s biological mother (who does not have legal custody of Enrique), Holly A. Adcox, 27, took Enrique from a family Christmas gathering being held in the 26400 block of Route 83, Fremont Township.  Holly was attending the same gathering but did not have permission to abscond with Enrique.  

Additional information was obtained today indicating Enrique’s biological father, Federico E. Sanchez, 30, and Holly planned on abducting and fleeing with Enrique.  

It is believed Holly, Federico, and Enrique are in a maroon 2002 Toyota Camry with Illinois Registration BN21720.  It is believed the intention of Holly and Federico is to flee to another unknown state.  

There is no evidence to suggest Enrique is in imminent danger of death or bodily harm, therefore this parental abduction does not meet the guidelines for the issuance of an Amber Alert.  

Enrique is 4’00,” 80 pounds, has brown hair and brown eyes.  

If you see or know the whereabouts of Holly, Federico, or Enrique, please dial 911.  Please call 847-377-4156 with any other relevant information. 

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