15-year-old girl kidnapped by boyfriend, say sheriff’s deputies

Missing teen Jasmin Gutierrez with boyfriend Jose Lopez.

A 15-year-old Hatch girl who disappeared over the weekend could be in danger, according to Doña Ana County sheriff’s detectives, who say they have been looking for her since Saturday.

The family of Jasmin Gutierrez told deputies they woke early Saturday morning and found a note, allegedly from Jasmin, saying she was being forced to leave with her 17-year-old boyfriend, Jose Lopez.

If she didn’t comply, according to the note, Lopez would harm her family.

Jose Lopez also goes by “Che,” said deputies. They said Lopez and Gutierrez have not contacted their families since Saturday.

Deputies are encouraging anyone who knows of their whereabouts to call 575-525-8886, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Information that leads to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward. The Crime Stoppers number is operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is completely anonymous.

Smartphone users can download the Crime Stoppers app, which is free and available through the App Store for iPhone or Google Play for Android using the search name “P3 Tips.”

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