July 12, 2002
Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
CARRIE RODGERS, (863)
534-6217 OR (863) 819-1856, PAGER
KIM GARRETT, (863) 534-6377 OR (863) 819-1656, PAGER
PCSO Investigating a Report of a Missing Two-Year Old Male
The Polk County Sheriff's Office is
investigating a report of a missing two-year old male, Alfredo Montez.
On July 8, 2002, deputies learned that Alfredo has been missing since or
on before July 4, 2002.
Based on the investigation thus far the
details are as follows:
- Jeanna Lynn Swallows, mother of Alfredo
and Rheyna Montez (4 years old), left the children with Amandy Lawrence,
W/F, DOB 01/15/80 and Richard Chouquer, W/M, DOB 08/12/78.
Lawrence and Chouquer resided at 406 Senate Street, Apt B, in
Auburndale, Florida at the time.
- On June 29, 2002, Carmen Valdez, 30 years
old, of the same address, last saw Alfredo at a garage sale at the
Senate Street address. (Valdez is reportedly Amandy's cousin).
- Valdez told detectives that around 4:00
a.m. on July 4, 2002, Lawrence and Chouquer brought Rheyna to her
and then left the area. Valdez asked the couple about Alfredo and
was told that he was with a couple from Orlando in the Eloise area. (Rheyna
will be turned over to DCF).
- Detectives checked the location in Eloise
on July 8, 2002, and found no one there.
- Detectives are currently following up on
reports that suggest Alfredo may be the victim of foul play. (This
has not been confirmed at this time).
At this time, detectives are attempting to
locate the mother, Jeanne Swallows, as well as Amandy Lawrence and Richard
Chouquer. It is believed Swallows is still in the area and avoiding
detectives due to an outstanding warrant for her. We do not believe
that Swallows is involved with Alfredo's disappearance but detectives do
need to talk with her.
Montez is described as a two-year old white male, DOB 10/27/99, 2'06/50,
short brown hair and brown eyes, skin tag on right ear.
Lynn Swallows, mother, is described as a W/F, DOB 08/04/80, 5'07/160,
brown hair and brown eyes. Her last known address is 116 E. 6th
Street, in Eloise and she may be driving a white older model Camaro.
Dawn Lawrence is described as a W/F, DOB 01/15/80, 5'06/120, brown hair
and brown eyes. Her last known address is 406 Senate Street, Apt.
B., Auburndale, Florida. She may be in a 90's model gray Taurus with
either Utah or Florida plates.
M. Chouquer is described as a W/M, DOB 08/12/78, 6'01/180, brown hair and
brown eyes. His last known address is 406 Senate Street, Apt. B.,
Auburndale, Florida. He may be in a 90's model gray Taurus with
either Utah or Florida plates.
Detectives from the Special Victims Unit and the Homicide Unit are
following up all aspects of this investigation. According to
received, it is believed that Lawrence and Chouquer have fled Polk
County. Additionally, we have asked the FBI to assist on following
up certain aspects that may lead outside the realm of the State of
As in any such investigation we will focus on all possibilities and not
rule anything, or anyone out. We are asking for the public's help in
locating the mother, Jeanna Swallows, as well as Amandy Lawrence
and Richard Chouquer. Anyone with information regarding the
whereabouts of Alfredo is asked to call the Polk County Sheriff's
Office at 1-800-226-0344.