Police say they have found a van that was the subject of a nationwide Amber Alert after two small boys were abducted by their father and grandfather in Orange County, Calif.
Anaheim police Sgt. Rick Martinez said Friday that the gray Dodge Caravan was found, but declined to say where. The men and boys, ages 2 and 4, remain missing.
Martinez said he believes the four are in the general area and may be trying to hide with friends.
Police have identified the suspects as the boys' biological father, 23-year-old Abraham Fernandez, and his father, 52-year-old Louis Mendoza Fernandez. The men live in Texas.
The father and grandfather allegedly snatched 4-year-old Jacob Quinones and 2-year-old Justin Quinones when they went with their mother to take out the trash just before 8 p.m. Thursday.
An Amber Alert was issued for the boys.
Police Sgt. Bob Dunn said the suspects may be headed to Texas.
The Orange County Register reported that their mother was taking out the trash from her apartment complex in the 3300 block of West Orange Avenue — directly across from Western High School — when the abduction happened.
She said the boys had followed her out into the alley where the trash can is kept, the newspaper reported.
Anaheim police Sgt. Rick Martinez told the Register that the van stopped, two men got out and snatched the children. They then took them into the vehicle and drove away.
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One suspect was described as a white or light-skinned Hispanic male, 5-foot 10-inches tall, who was wearing shorts and baseball cap.
The other suspect was an older white or light-skinned Hispanic with long hair and a mustache. He was described as heavy set and with an overbite.
Justin is Hispanic, 2-foot 6-inches tall, 38 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a Buzz Lightyear T-shirt, beige shorts and a blue jacket.
Jacob is 3-foot tall, 62 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was also wearing a Buzz Lightyear T-shirt and beige shorts, but had a gray jacket.