Police searching for kidnapped girl

By Abby Morris
Star Staff

   Police are investigating the disappearance of a 15-year-old Carter County girl who was reportedly taken by force from her home Thursday evening.
   According to reports, Kathy Elizabeth Gonzalez, of 131 Sara Annie Drive, was at home with her family when her 19-year-old boyfriend, who was identified as Juan Rameriz, forced his way into the family's residence.
   Gonzalez's mother, Eyvis Garcia, told police that after her daughter's boyfriend forced his way into the residence he assaulted her 16-year-old son and broke the door in to Gonzalez's bedroom, according to a report by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Sarah Ryan. Rameriz reportedly then forced the girl from her home into a two-door, green Dodge Neon and fled the scene.
   Police later recovered the vehicle but neither Gonzalez nor Rameriz had been located by Saturday afternoon.
   Gonzalez is described as a Hispanic female, approximately 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighing approximately 110 pounds. She has black eyes and long black hair, a medium skin tone and was last seen wearing black jeans and a red short-sleeved shirt.
   Rameriz is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing approximately 160 pounds. He has black hair and black eyes. He is reported to be armed.
   Anyone who has any information about the whereabouts of either Gonzalez or Rameriz is asked to contact the Carter County Sheriff's Department at (423) 543-2211.