A Texas surgeon (Mother) has been ordered to produce her eight year old Daughter in a Texas court.
The Mother is feared to have left the country with the Daughter.
Mother is now wanted on a state charge of interference with child custody and a federal charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
The Court awarded the child’s father (Father), a veterinarian, legal fees and investigation expenses to help him to locate and return Daughter to the US.
Since the couple divorced, Father moved around in an effort to keep up with his ex so he could be near Daughter.
Until Mother said she wanted to move to Mexico or Costa Rica.
Once Daughter is located, Father plans to file papers in the country where she is found to secure her return to the US.
In the meantime, the Texas Court has awarded Father sole custody of Daughter … and prohibited contact with Mother pending further order of the Court.
Read more in this San Antonio [TX] Express-News article: Fugitive Boerne mom ordered to bring back daughter and this San Antonio WOAI TV news article: Update: Father given legal custody of missing daughter.