Suspect in Kansas baby's kidnapping faked pregnancy

Posted November 28, 2016

"Sesmas was jailed in Dallas on a Kansas warrant, with first-degree murder and kidnapping charges pending, and Kansas authorities are seeking her extradition", the AP reported.

A Dallas woman accused of kidnapping a newborn faked pregnancy for months and was a longtime friend of the infant's mother found to death in her Kansas home, officials said on Monday.

The baby's mother, 27-year-old Laura Abarca-Nogueda, was found dead at her home Thursday, setting off a search for the missing baby. Their 6-day-old daughter, Sophia Gonzales, was nowhere to be found.

Sheriff Jeff Easter said Sesmas' bond was raised to $200,000 after she failed to appear at an August court hearing, the Eagle reported.

When asked what she planned to do with the baby, she said she planned to keep Sophia like she was her own daughter.

After two days of wondering where she was and if she's OK, Abarca said he is thankful she is back home, but the family also is grieving the loss of his baby sister, Laura.

According to a filed July 25 Wichita police report, a 37-year-old woman accused Sesmas of battering her and her daughter. All police would say is that the crime was likely premeditated.

As for little Sophia, she as since been flown back to Kansas and placed back in the arms of her loving family.

Olije said that Sesmas had had been faking a pregnancy for months before carrying out the murder and kidnapping.

"Laura meant so much to us, and we are devastated by the events surrounded by her death and the disappearance of her daughter", the page said.

"I was battling her, fighting with her because she wanted to get one of the girls", Portillo says.

"We can't forget that this is the best possible outcome to a very sad case", Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay told ABC affiliate KAKE. Her boyfriend as well as her son and niece were also living there.

Yesenia Sesmas, 34, recently moved to Dallas, said Wichita police Lt. Todd Ojile, after spending some time in Wichita. "We want to do everything we can to bring this to justice".

She says a fight continued outside while her children were able to get into the family's vehicle.

By Friday evening, authorities had identified Sesmas as a suspect, according to police.