U.S. Marshals seek help with America’s Most Wanted | TheUnion.com

U.S. Marshals seek help with America’s Most Wanted

The U.S. Marshals Service is seeking assistance in locating Janet and Ramon Barreto, who are wanted for child endangerment, felony child abuse and manslaughter out of Mississippi — and who were last seen in Bakersfield heading north.

The Barretos are wanted in connection with the death of their daughter, Enna Barreto, in 2008 in Mississippi. During a search of the residence by law enforcement, multiple children allegedly were found bound in duct tape in a feces-filled trailer. Some of the children allegedly had stored food in their cheeks because they did not know when they would eat again. The Barretos allegedly also were operating a puppy mill filled with malnourished puppies. Ramon Barreto is believed to have a connection in Guatemala that involves child trafficking.

The Barretos posted a half-million dollar bail in 2009 and fled Mississippi. They were added to America’s Most Wanted and the U.S. Marshals Service has tracked the couple to Mexico and into southern California. The two were seen last week in Bakersfield, selling DVDs out of a red sedan. It is believed that they are selling puppies and DVDs from their vehicle in parking lots while on the run. It is believed they might be traveling north through the Central Valley into northern California.

There is a $2,500 cash reward for each of them with information that leads to their capture. Anyone with information can contact the U.S. Marshals Service at telephone number 1-800-336-0102 or email usms.wanted@usdoj.gov.

You can also contact Americas Most Wanted at 1-800-CRIME-TV.

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