Diana Gama, 12, a brown-eyed girl with long, black hair parted down the middle, left her family’s Valencia Avenue apartment Wednesday morning on her way to nearby Nicholas Junior High School.
She never arrived.
Hermilo Ocampo Morales, 34, a heavyset man with dark brown eyes and a pencil-thin mustache framing the curve of his upper lip, lived with Salmeron and her extended family for two years.
He left this month, under circumstances that now make Salmeron touch her forehead to the faded oilcloth covering her dining room table and sob with fear.
“I’m terrified of what he may do to her,” she said. “He is not a good man.”
Fullerton police said anyone with information should call (714) 738-6715