Fairfax County police will spend Tuesday canvassing the neighborhood where a teenage girl and her baby were last seen nearly a month ago.
Detectives will canvass Rhoden Court for any information about the whereabouts of Lizzy Rivera Colindres, 16, and her son, Aidan David Castillo Rivera. Both were last seen at their home on Rhoden Court in Springfield on Jan. 14.
Police initially believed Rivera Colindres left voluntarily with her son's father, 18-year-old Jose Ivan Castillo Rivas, but they now believe she may have left out of fear of him.
Rivera Colindres had a protective order against Castillo Rivas, according to police.
"We believe he has some gang ties," Fairfax County Police Department spokeswoman Tawny Wright said. "I don't know whether that plays into her particular risk for safety, but it obviously isn't a good situation."
Rivera Colindres is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 125 pounds. She has long, black hair with lighter highlights. Police say Rivera Colindres also wears eyeglasses.
Castillo Rivas is 5 feet 9 inches tall and about 150 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. No clothing description was available. If you see him, call the police immediately.
Police are also working with the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children to reach as many people as possible.
Anyone with information that can help police is asked to call Fairfax County police at 703-691-2131.