Missing California boy, 15, lived with TEACHER, 61, for two years
California teacher, 61, accused of hiding missing 15-year-old boy for TWO YEARS after he ran away from home
- Michael Ramirez, now 17, was 15 when he ran away from home to Sacramento
- His family reported his disappearance to the police, but received nothing from him
- Holga’s teacher Castillo Olivares, 61, is the mother of his ex-girlfriend
- According to the new allegations, she hid it at her home and lied to police during questioning
- Olivarez was arrested when Michael returned to his family home to beg to return
- “You can’t just hide someone’s child and think it’s OK,” said Kat Smith, Michael’s aunt.
A California teacher has been accused of hiding a teenage boy whose family searched for him for two years after reporting him missing.
Michael Ramirez, 15, ran away from his family home in Sacramento in 2020 after arguing with his aunt and uncle about their strict rules.
Unbeknownst to them, he ran to the home of Holga Castillo Olivares, a 61-year-old teacher who was also the mother of Michael’s teenage girlfriend.
Michael Ramirez, 15, ran away from his family home in Sacramento in 2020 after arguing with his aunt and uncle about their strict rules
Michael’s family reported him missing in June 2020. The police started trying to find him by releasing these missing persons posters
For two years, he lived with Olivarez and her family in their home, just 20 miles from his own.
His aunt also claims Olivarez lied to police when questioned about the boy’s whereabouts.
Unexpectedly, in May of this year, Michael returned home to his aunt and uncle with a request to return.
They were stunned but relieved to welcome him home, but became angry when he told them where he lived.
Olivarez is now charged with apprehension of a minor with intent to escape from parent(s) and aiding and abetting the delinquency of a minor.
She is scheduled to appear in court in Sacramento on Monday afternoon.
Sacramento teacher’s home where boy spent two years while family searched 20 miles for him
Michael, far right, lived with his aunt and uncle and their five other children. He ran away after an argument over their strict rules
Michael, now 17, returned home in May. Accusations of hiding a minor teacher were not brought
Michael’s aunt Kat Smith said the family were “thinking the worst” after he ran away. Now they want the teacher to be prosecuted
The woman works at a K-8 school, but it’s unclear if she was ever Michael’s teacher.
She remains employed by the school district despite the allegations.
“There are no words that can truly explain what it feels like to lose a child.
“You think the worst. You think the worst.
“We felt robbed all this time with him,” his aunt Kat Smith told a local newspaper KCRA.
Olivares has not yet responded to the allegations.
“You can’t just hide someone’s child and think it’s OK,” Smith added.