February 15, 2017 Published in Courts & Crime, Top Stories

Father of Missing Baby Arrested In Lynchburg

Jose Castillo Rivas (courtesy photo)

On Feb. 13, at approximately 4:40 p.m., the Lynchburg (VA) Police Department assisted the Fairfax County Police Department with the arrest of Jose Ivan Castillo Rivas, 18, of Springfield, VA. The LPD received a request from the Fairfax County Police Department to attempt to locate Castillo Rivas who was wanted by their jurisdiction.

Castillo Rivas is the father of the missing baby, Aidan, and 16-year old mother Lizzy Rivera Colindres. The mother and baby, who were reported missing on Jan. 15, returned to their Springfield home unharmed shortly before midnight on Feb. 11.

Police received information that Castillo-Rivas may have been at a hotel in Lynchburg. LPD detectives located Castillo Rivas's vehicle (2004 green Nissan Armada) at the Extended Stay Hotel on University Boulevard. Several rooms were checked and Castillo Rivas was located and arrested without incident.

Castillo Rivas was arrested on the following Fairfax County charges:

  • Abduction
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Felony Obstruction
  • Misdemeanor Capias for Assault and Battery
  • Misdemeanor Protective Order Violation

His vehicle was towed back to Fairfax County by the Fairfax County Police Department.

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