It looks like this California family has a lot of secrets. While the California police was investigating possible allegations of child abuse, they learned for the disappearance of a 3rd child. As confirmed, their daughter was missing for 8-10 years.
Kaya Centeno’s siblings — a brother, now 15, and sister, now 17 — told police that Kaya, who would have turned 18 on May 23, went missing from the family’s Rohnert Park home between 2010 and 2012, coinciding with the start of alleged ongoing emotional, sexual and physical abuse inflicted on the children by the parents, Gina and Jose Centeno, who had adopted all three children in 2008, police said in a news release.
Police allege they found evidence to corroborate the abuse claims and arrested Gina, 50, and Jose Centeno, 53, on August 19 for aggravated kidnapping, citing the parents’ move with the children to Mexico about 18 months earlier.
Rohnert Park detectives received a tip July 24 about the alleged abuse in their city by Child Protective Services workers, who had been in contact with authorities in Mexico, where the 15- and 17-year-old had been placed in protective custody after alleging abuse by the parents. “The children said Kaya went missing from their Rohnert Park home approximately eight to 10 years ago and she has not been heard from or seen since,” according to police.
Kaya, then known as Kaya Marie Centeno, may also be known as Kaya Whitney Kazzee, according to police, who say the missing-person’s investigation is ongoing. No one has been charged in her disappearance.