Va. Mom, 2 Children Have Been Missing for Nearly Month, Police Say

Police in Leesburg, Virginia, say a missing mom and her two children may be in Mexico. 

But investigators are hoping someone locally has information about their whereabouts. 

Andrea Varela-Crespo and her children, 6-year-old Andreva Cartaya-Varela and 3-year-old Leonard Cartaya-Varela, were last seen May 19 at a home on the 700 block of Vermillion Drive NE. 

Varela-Crespo, 34, and her children were reported missing by family members. Police believe the family left the United States and are currently in Mexico. 

Police say Varela-Crespo has sole custody of her children, but family members are concerned because they haven't heard from her.

A police spokesman said the department released information about Varela-Crespo's case Thursday, just in case someone in the Leesburg area has seen the family. But there was no indication the family is in immediate danger. 

Anyone with information about their location is asked to call police at 703-771-4500.

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