Nine years after a California man disappeared with his two children, his ex-wife still holds out hope that she may one day find her babies.
As KABC reports, Ontario mom Griselda Gonzalez hasn’t seen her two children, Tammy and Diego, since they were babies.
"I took them to the Ontario Police Department in October 2007, and they never came back," Gonzalez said, as she flipped through a baby book with photos of her kids.
The heartbroken mom later discovered that her ex-husband, Francisco Flores, had liquidated all his assets, taken the couple’s two children, and vanished.
"There are no words to describe the pain, the suffering of not having them here," Gonzalez said.
In the nine years that have gone by since Gonzalez last saw her babies, police have released progression photos of what the two children might look like.
Today, Tammy is 12 years old while Diego is 11, according to KABC.
More than anything, Gonzalez is terrified that her children aren’t safe with their abusive father.
According to reports, Gonzalez actually left Flores when he started turning his violent behavior toward their children. Diego was just a year old when his father began spanking him.
Although the kidnapping case has gone cold since 2007, authorities are positive that Flores is getting help from somebody.
"He's very disciplined with staying off social media himself. Maybe he's even using a different name. But he definitely has help. He has an entire family and friends and associates," Detective Melissa Ramirez said.
Investigators believe Flores could be in Mexico or in the U.S. using a false name. He is an American citizen.
According to police, Flores, who is now 42 years old, has a mole on each cheek and under his nose.