The San Diego County Sheriff's Department is searching for a six-year-old girl who was suspected to be taken by her biological mother without consent from her Spring Valley school.
Joylin Gutierrez was taken from Kempton Elementary School at about 1:15 p.m. Wednesday.
The sheriff's department believes the girl is with her mother, 45-year-old Wendy Guitierrez, who does not have custody over her. The pair was last seen at about 4 p.m. at a strip mall in National City, SDSO said.
The girl is 3 feet tall with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink or purple sweater.
Her mother is 5 feet 4 inches, about 120 pounds with bright blue hair and brown eyes, SDSO said.
Anyone with information on their whereabouts was asked to call 911 or SDSO at (858) 565-5200.