Brothers still missing 10 years later

DOWNEY - The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is asking the public's help to locate Christian and Oscar Leyva, who went missing nearly 10 years ago on Sept. 24, 2000.The brothers were allegedly abducted by their father, Martin Leyva Andaracua, who is believed to have taken the children to Morales, Mexico where they may be living with a female relative. A felony warrant was issued for Andaracua's arrest in 2000. Christian Leyva would be 11 years old today. He has brown hair and black eyes. Oscar would be 13 today. He suffers from asthma and has a light birthmark on his left side. Anyone with information on the children or their alleged abductor is urged to call the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at (888) 843-5678 (THE-LOST) or the Downey Police Department at (562) 904-2308. Callers have the option to remain anonymous. At right are age-enhanced photos of what the children may look like today. To see photos of Christian and Oscar from when they were younger, go online to or

********** Published: September 16, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 22