Still no sign of missing Fairfax mom and 5 month old baby

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FAIRFAX, Va. – Tuesday, the search continued for 16-year-old Lizzy Rivera Colindres and her 5 month old baby, Aidan Castillo Rivera.

Police said it had been about a month, since the Springfield mom and her infant, were seen in their apartment complex on Rhoden Court.

Tuesday, detectives went back out to her neighborhood to pass out flyers, and talk to neighbors.

Investigators believe Lizzy and Aidan felt forced to leave with the baby’s father, 18 year old Jose Castillo Rivas, who also, has not been seen in about a month.

“We believe that she might have left with him out of fear of him,” explained Fairfax County Officer Tawny Wright.

Detectives said the baby’s father, Rivas, has gang ties and Lizzy has a protective order against him.

Tuesday, police said this was no longer just a local search.

“We’ve been working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.  We are trying to get Lizzy’s face out there to as many people across the state, and across the country, as we can,” said Officer Wright.

If anyone has information on Lizzy’s or Castillo Rivas’ whereabouts, please contact Detective M. Fox (571-489-1796) or Detective K. Mason (571-585-2378) or the Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131. You can also contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637).