Taken as a hostage by five gang members attempting to extort money from her father in February. Killed when the getaway car crashed in Lancaster. All five were later caught and convicted.
Maria Piceno, 8
Abducted in March while walking from her home in Lemoore to a nearby store. Her killer was a Lemoore naval base seaman.
Cecil Turner, 2
Disappeared from his parents' Mission Viejo home early Aug. 13. His body was found six hours later, hidden by brush on the banks of nearby Oso Creek.
Anthony Martinez, 10
Was playing in an alley near his home in Beaumont in April. A man approached, pulled a knife and forced him into his car. After a massive search, his body was found two weeks later in the desert near Indio, bound with duct tape.
Isaiver Teague, 4
Was walking to a phone booth in Fresno with his 16-year-old aunt in July. Four months later, their bones were found two miles away.
Courtney Sconce, 12
Forced into a car while leaving middle school near Sacramento. The son of a state deputy attorney general pleaded guilty.
Times staff writer H.G. Reza contributed to this report.