- Holga Castillo Olivares was arrested Thursday after police said she was hiding a missing teen for two years.
- According to police, Micheal Ramirez was reported missing in 2020.
- Two years after he was reported missing, he “inexplicably” returned home, police say.
A California public school teacher was arrested late last week after police say she hid a teenage boy who went missing for two years.
Holga Castillo Olivares, 61, a school teacher at Alice Birney Waldorf-Inspired K-8 School in Sacramento, was arrested on Thursday after investigators discovered she was hiding 17-year-old Micheal Ramirez in her home, according to a statement by the Rancho Cardova Police Department.
Ramirez’s parents reported missing in June 2020 when he was 15 years old. The family told KCRA that Ramirez was last seen at his home in Rancho Cardova on May 18, 2020. The Rancho Cardova Police Department said Ramirez was reported missing on June 9, 2020.
The Ramirez family told the local news outlet that he was staying at a former friend’s home for two months, and the mother of that former friend was Olivares.
This past March, nearly two years after being reported missing, Ramirez “inexplicably” returned home, according to the statement by the Rancho Cardova Police Department.
The police said it then conducted a “thorough investigation” and charged Olivares with detaining a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
According to KCRA, The Sacramento City Unified School District said in a statement that “the charges filed are for acts unrelated to the employee’s assigned duties” and she “was taken into custody at the school after students were dismissed for the day.”
She is also on administrative leave while the school district investigates.
Olivares is set to appear in court on October 24.