LUBBOCK, Texas — The Lubbock Police Department on Friday asked for the public’s help in finding a kidnapping victim identified as Elisa Franco, 34, and suspect identified as George De La Pena, 30.

LPD said officers were called to the 2300 block of Auburn Street at 6: 46 a.m. Friday morning.

According to police, it appeared that Franco was in residence when De La Pena made threats and forced entry while displaying “a screwdriver and brass knuckles.” Police said he left the scene on foot with Franco in an unknown direction.

Franco was described as 5’03″ tall, weighing 150 pounds, with “reddish-blonde hair, dark roots and brown eyes.” Police said her hair was in two braids and she was last seen wearing a black t-shirt with white lettering and blue jeans.

De La Pena was described as 5’05″ tall, weighing 180 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing black sweat pants pulled up to his knees with no shirt, according to police.

Police said the two previously dated and there was “no reason to believe this is a random act.”

See below for more details.

The following is a press release from Lubbock Police Department

LUBBOCK, Texas– The Lubbock Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating 34-year-old Elisa Franco and 30-year-old George De La Pena. 

Lubbock Police were called to the 2300 block of Auburn Street at 6:46 a.m. on September 9th following reports of a Kidnapping. 

Through the initial course of the investigation, it appears Franco was in a residence when 30-year-old George De La Pena forced entry and made threats to residents while displaying a screwdriver and brass knuckles. De La Pena then fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction with Franco.

Franco is described as being 5’03”, weighing 150 lbs., with reddish-blonde hair, dark roots and brown eyes. Franco’s hair was styled with two braids and she was last seen wearing a black t-shirt with white lettering and light blue jeans.

De La Pena is described as being 5’05”, weighing 180 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing black sweat pants pulled up to his knees with no shirt.

Franco and De La Pena are known to have previously dated. There is no reason to believe this is a random act.

If anyone has information regarding the location of these individuals they are asked to call Detective Matt Bearden at (806) 775-3470.  

End of Press Release