Mother Of 'Lost Migrant Boy' Is Held By Kidnappers In Mexico For $5k Ransom

Mother Of ‘Lost Migrant Boy’ Is Held By Kidnappers In Mexico For $5k Ransom

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As watched by the world, Wilton Obregon is a lost migrant boy from the Nicaragua town of El Rama who a group in Texas had left behind. A viral clip had surfaced a few days ago, showing the crying boy asking a U.S Border Patrol officer for help. But it turned out; this story is just a bit of an immense tragedy. 

Wilton Obregon, 10, is a lost migrant boy from the Nicaragua town of El Rama who a group in Texas had left behind. It turned out, there’s more to his story.

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A viral clip had surfaced, showing the crying boy asking a U.S Border Patrol officer for help.

Wilson and his biological mother, Meylin Obregon, 30, had actually fled their home together to escape domestic abuse suffered at the hands of her spouse and Wilson’s father, Lazaro Gutierrez. According to La Prensa’s newspaper, the journey took the mother and son through El Rama’s mountains, but Meylin got kidnapped in Northern Mexico, close to the US Border. 

Wilson and his mother, Meylin Obregon, 30, had actually fled their home together to escape domestic abuse. But Meylin got kidnapped in Northern Mexico.

Telemundo

Abductors are now asking for $5000 for the release of Meylin. At the same time, Nicaragua’s government has reached out to its counterparts in Mexico, the United States, and Interpol in hopes of finding the kidnapped mom too. Specifically, the Obregons left their home with Meylin’s twin nephews on Feb 8 but, in late March, were forced to return to Mexico after U.S Border Patrol intercepted them. 

The Obregons left their home with Meylin’s twin nephews (pictured here) on Feb 8 but, in late March, were forced to return to Mexico after U.S Border Patrol intercepted them.

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However, Meylin’s nephews, 15, were able to remain in the United States. On the other hand, her abductors contacted a Miami resident identified as Misael Obregon – Meylin’s brother and Wilton’s uncle, requesting a ransom of $10000. But Misael could only gather $5000, and it was agreed that they would release Wilton and take him across the border. During this time, he crosses into the U.S with over 100 people who eventually left him while napping before being found by a US officer patrolling the area. 

Meylin’s abductors contacted a Miami resident identified as Misael Obregon – Meylin’s brother and Wilton’s uncle, requesting a ransom of $10000.

Univision

Misael could only gather $5000, and it was agreed that they would release Wilton and take him across the border.

Telemundo

“Well, the truth is, I got a part of the money with friends. I got a part of the money to free my nephew, and thank God they released him. But I don’t have money for her. It’s ugly. I hardly sleep.” Misael told Univision. Speaking to reporters, Rosario Murrillo, Nicaragua First Lady, and Vice President claim the government was working on the necessary measures to reunite the boy with his father, Gutierrez. 

“Well, the truth is, I got a part of the money with friends. I got a part of the money to free my nephew, and thank God they released him.”

Telemundo

Gutierrez, who has another son with Meylin, also told La Prensa that he was open to permitting his son to remain in the United States if immigration authorities permit him to do so. Nonetheless, Misael has since opposed his nephew’s return to Nicaragua as he would be placed under the custody of an “irresponsible and abusive father.” Likewise, another clip recently emerged, and it showed Misael on a cellphone talking to his nephew from the CBP facility in Brownsville, Texas. 

However, another clip recently emerged, and it showed Misael on a cellphone talking to his nephew from the CBP facility in Brownsville, Texas.