California investigators say they believe that a woman and her 13-year-old daughter, missing for more than a year, may have been kidnapped, the Irvine Police Department said.
Amber Aiaz, 35, — also known as Mei Yi Wu — and Melissa Fu were last seen on November 22, 2019, at their apartment.
Aiaz’s husband told police that a man and a woman who appeared to be of Chinese descent knocked on the door. He said he was “immediately rendered unconscious by an unknown substance,” and his wife and daughter were gone when he awoke. The husband said he did not know the man and woman who knocked at the door.
Irvine police said the FBI had joined the investigation and that they believe the man and woman may have been seen by other people in the apartment complex.
The woman was described as about 5 foot 8 inches with an average build, black hair in a bun, and in her 40s. They described the man as also in his 40s, about 5 foot 10 inches, 190 pounds with an average build, and short black hair. The pair may have been in a black Cadillac, unknown model.
Aiaz is 5 foot 9 inches, 180 pounds, with medium length black hair and brown eyes. When she was last seen, she was wearing “a black shirt, black vest, fitted black pants with white writing, and light-colored shoes,” the police department said.
Melissa Fu was last seen wearing a black tracksuit and is 5 foot 11 inches, 200 pounds, with medium-length dark brown hair and eyes.
The FBI has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the mom and daughter. Anyone with information should call the Los Angeles FBI Field Office at (310) 477-6565.
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[Featured image: Amber Aiaz AKA Mei Yi Wu and Melissa Fu/Irvine Police Department]