VALLEJO, Calif. - The mother of a Vallejo girl who was kidnapped six years ago has died.
Family members said Annie Pinson died early Friday after a battle with liver and kidney problems.
Her daughter, Pearl Pinson, was abducted while she was walking to school in Vallejo in May 2016.
Several witnesses saw the 15-year-old being dragged off a pedestrian walkway, injured and screaming.
Pearl's blood was found splattered on the trail and in the car of 19-year-old Fernando Castro.
He's suspected of kidnappings Pearl, but was later killed in a shootout with police.
Family said they still remain hopeful for Pearl's safe return someday.