Archive for July 24th, 2007

An Amber Alert was issued for 10-month-old Aiden Duarte. He was believed to have been abducted along with his 20-year-old mother, Beatriz Duarte by his 16-year-old father.

Police say they believe the child to be in “extreme danger.”

Authorities say they believe the mother and child were abducted by the child’s father, Oscar Valencia Mendosa, a 16-year-old Latino. He has black hair and brown eyes, but there is no word on what type of clothing he was wearing.

Mendosa is believed to have been driving a full-size three-door black pickup truck, but they do not know the model or license tag numbers

Charlotte Observer

South Carolina Amber Alert


Update 07-24-07 Amber Alert canceled per Wilmington Star

Chief Deputy Mike Frederick said when 20-year-old Beatriz Duarte left with 16-year-old Oscar Mendosa without explaining why to her family, it created the appearance of an abduction.But there was never any force or duress used to get the woman or her son, Aiden, into the truck, authorities said.

Charges are not expected to be filed.


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