According to the FBI, Barba was kidnapped in Tepatitlán, Jalisco, Mexico, on Nov. 29, 2022, while walking home from work with her dog. Her captors reportedly let her go July 14. The FBI said she is a U.S. citizen.
In April, the FBI shared a video of her kidnapping and photos of her suspected captors taken from surveillance cameras. The three vehicles investigators believe were involved in her kidnapping include a silver Volkswagen Jetta, a gray Dodge Charger, and a white Chevrolet Suburban.
According to the FBI, “several suspects” approached Barba and "forced her into a gray Volkswagen Jetta." The suspects freed her dog, and a family member reportedly found the pet and recovered it. Following the kidnapping, the suspects drove off in the Jetta, Charger, and Suburban.
None of the suspects have been arrested and the investigation into their identities remains ongoing.