ST LOUIS (LALATE) – Ruby Zavala is missing and Jesus Ramirez remains wanted. Ruby Zavala is the 14 year old girl kidnapped by an alleged “obsessed” man. Jesus Ramirez, 23, is accused by police of allegedly being “obsessed” with Ruby. But the case is far more complicated than that. The two have reportedly dated before.
Yesterday, police assert that Jesus Ramirez allegedly abducted Ruby Zavala, her mother and her aunt from church. The tension erupted at Saint Michael’s Catholic Church at 1403 E. First St. in Mount Pleasant shortly after 1 pm yesterday. At knife point, Jesus took all three women hostage.
Today, Mount Pleasant Police Chief Wayne Isbell is asking the public’s assistance. The case is unusual because Jesus Ramirez, who is 23 years ago, allegedly dated Ruby Zavala, 14, in the past. But the two kept the matter secret from others.
Authorities assert that Ramirez is already on probation. He has a felony from 2007 on aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
But police confirm to news that Ruby did not go with Jesus willingly. Jesus let the two other women go free later yesterday. But since then, his whereabouts with the 14 year old remain unknown. Police tell news that Jesus is 5′9” and was last wearing a black baseball hat.