November 5, 2023

TOLEDO, Iowa - This is an endangered person advisory on behalf of the Toledo Police Department.

An endangered person advisory is being issued for 9-year-old Billy Hernandez-Alvarado and his 8-year-old sister, Ashley Hernandez-Alvarado. Billy and Ashley were reported missing on the evening of November 5, 2023. They are believed to be with their mother, 33-year-old Ciria Alvarado-Argueta, and 28-year-old Alexis Alvarez-Gomez in either a gray 2014 Nissan Quest (Iowa license plate NVB078) or a white 2022 Kia Sorento (Iowa license plate LLS086). Based on information discovered during the investigation, law enforcement considers Billy and Ashley to be endangered.

Billy is a Hispanic male, 5 feet, 80 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He wears prescription glasses.

Ashley is a female, 5 feet, 80 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She wears prescription glasses. She sometimes goes by β€œNicole”.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Billy or Ashley is asked to call 911 or the Tama County Communications Center at 641-484-3760 extension 1.

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Billy Hernandez-Alvarado and Ashley Hernandez-Alvarado

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Ciria Alvarado-Argueta

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Alexis Alvarez-Gomez


The Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the largest law enforcement agency in the state. It includes six divisions and several bureaus, all working together with local, state and federal government agencies and the private sector, to keep Iowa a safe place by following our core values: leadership, integrity, professionalism, courtesy, service and protection. Divisions within the Iowa DPS: Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Iowa State Patrol, Iowa State Fire Marshal Division, Iowa Division of Intelligence and Fusion Center, and Administrative Services Division. The Department of Public Safety is led by the Commissioner who is appointed by the Governor.

Iowa Department of Public Safety
215 E 7th St
Des Moines IA 50319