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Updated: HPD Following Up on Tips on Missing Females

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Angie and Elizabeth Rodriguez Rubio Angie and Elizabeth Rodriguez Rubio
Hareton Jamie Rodriguez Sariol Hareton Jamie Rodriguez Sariol
Surveillance image of Sariol's vehicle, which has been recovered (HPD). Surveillance image of Sariol's vehicle, which has been recovered (HPD).

Press Release from Harrisonburg Police Department:

Harrisonburg, Va. – The Harrisonburg Police Department (HPD), along with its partnering agencies, continue investigating the disappearance of two females from the city.

Timeline

Elizabeth Rodriguez Rubio, 48, and her granddaughter, Angie Carolina Rodriguez Rubio, 12, were reported missing the morning of Tuesday, August 7. They were supposed to be transported by Sariol to a residence in Maryland and they never arrived.

On Tuesday, August 7, an AMBER Alert was initiated for the child who is 12-years-old and believed to be in extreme danger. Her grandmother, Elizabeth, was also entered into a nationwide system as a missing person.

On Tuesday, August 7 around 5:00 p.m. Hareton Jamie Rodriguez Sariol was arrested in Lakawanna, PA, while driving a tractor and trailer. He is still in police custody and is being held there until his extradition to Harrisonburg.

Investigation

Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that Sariol was seen with the two females on Sunday, August 5 around 1:30 p.m. in the shopping center located at 2347 South Main Street. The vehicle was seen around 2:30 p.m. in the shopping center located at 259 Burgess Road

While in Harrisonburg, they were traveling in Sariol’s 2001 red, two-door Honda Civic.

On Monday, August 6 around 3:00 a.m., a passerby reported a vehicle fire on I-66, near mile marker two. Sariol’s red vehicle was fully engulfed in flames and has since been recovered by HPD and processed as evidence.

Tips

Tips are being received by HPD. HPD and its partner agencies continue following up on these leads and the information received through the detectives’ work.

Residents, property owners, and businesses are asked to report any information on the whereabouts of the two females immediately as detectives continue working on this case.

Anyone who may have seen Sariol’s vehicle, the victims, or the offender between Sunday through Monday morning are asked to call police immediately. Locating Elizabeth and Angie remains the top priority.

HPD remains the lead investigating agency, but is partnering with other local, state, and federal agencies to pursue information that is received in our area and surrounding jurisdictions.

Anyone with immediate information as to their whereabouts is asked to call 911 immediately. All other information and tips can be submitted through HPD’s local Crime Solvers line at 540-574- 5050 or text “HPD” plus their tip to CRIMES (274637).Those seeking for information regarding the amber alert can visit www.vaamberalert.com.


HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) - Police say the man accused of abducting a Virginia woman and a grandchild has been arrested, but the victims remain missing.

News outlets cite an Amber Alert updated Tuesday that says Hareton Jaime Rodriguez-Sariol was arrested in Pennsylvania. Police have described Rodriguez-Sariol as having a "known history of infatuation" with 48-year-old Elizabeth Rodriguez Rubio, who was last seen Sunday along with 12-year-old Angie Carolina Rodriguez Rubio.

Virginia State Police and Harrisonburg police had said all three were thought to be traveling in the suspect's vehicle, which was involved in a vehicle fire on Interstate 66 in Warren County, about an hour north of Harrisonburg. Police then said he took the Rubios in a tractor-trailer owned by AMG Express.

The Amber Alert and Critically Missing Adult Alert for the Rubios remain active.

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08/08/2018 Release from the Harrisonburg Police Department:

Harrisonburg, Va. – The Harrisonburg Police Department (HPD), in conjunction with Virginia State Police, the U.S. Marshal Service, and the FBI are continuing their investigation and active search for two missing persons.

Elizabeth Rodriguez Rubio, 48, and her granddaughter, Angie Carolina Rodriguez Rubio, 12, were reported missing Tuesday morning (August 7). An AMBER Alert has been initiated for the child who is 12-years-old and believed to be in extreme danger. Her grandmother, Elizabeth, has also been
entered into a nationwide system as a missing person.

Hareton Jamie Rodriguez Sariol, 48, who was known to the missing individuals, was apprehended in Lackawanna, PA at approximately 5:00 p.m. Tuesday evening. Sariol is currently being held in Pennsylvania, pending extradition back to Harrisonburg. He has been charged with two counts of
abduction.

A 2000 Volvo tractor-trailer driven by Mr. Sariol was recovered during his arrest. On Monday, August 6, around 3:00 a.m., it was reported that Sariol’s car caught fire along I-66, which has since been recovered by HPD.

The HPD Major Crimes Unit continues its investigation, with locating Elizabeth Rodriguez Rubio and Angie Rodriguez Rubio being top priority. Anyone with immediate information as to their whereabouts is asked to call 911 immediately.

All other information and tips can be submitted through HPD’s local Crime Solvers line at 540-574-5050 or text “HPD” plus their tip to CRIMES (274637).

Those seeking for information regarding the amber alert can visit www.vaamberalert.com.