Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Girl, 6, goes missing from driveway off Carolina Beach Road

Stefanny Lenneth Lopez-Castro
Stefanny Lenneth Lopez-Castro

UPDATE: Stefanny was found on Thursday morning and a 46-year-old Wilmington man has been charged with her abduction.

NEW HANOVER COUNTY – Detectives are searching for a 6-year-old girl they say was possibly abducted from the driveway of a home on Carolina Beach Road.

Stefanny Lenneth Lopez-Castro was last seen at 5140 Carolina Beach Road, Lot 80, at about 4:50 p.m. Wednesday, according to New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Lt. Jerry Brewer.

Stefanny is a 48-inch tall, Hispanic female who is about 39 pounds with a slim build. She has brown eyes, pierced ears and waist-length, black hair. She was last seen wearing light pink shorts with white polka dots, a white sleeved shirt, and black flip flops.

An Amber Alert issued for Stefanny reported one abductor, described as a white or Hispanic male who spoke English. He was last seen wearing a black short sleeve shirt with a dragon on it, long black pants and boots. He also had a black helmet.

Anyone with information about Stefanny or her whereabouts is asked to contact the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 798-4200 or submit a crime tip online.

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