Missing Boyle Heights Children Found, Parents Still At Large - New York News

Missing Boyle Heights Children Found, Parents Still At Large

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 Four children who were abducted -- allegedly by their biological parents -- from their maternal grandmother's home in Boyle Heights were found safe today at the U.S.-Mexico border. The children were found by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents about 9:30 a.m., according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Bruce Borihanh of the Media Relations office.

"They are in good health," Borihanh said, adding that LAPD detectives were sent to bring the children back to Los Angeles, where they will be placed in protective custody.

Warrants have been issued for the arrests of the parents, Enrique Felix and Rosa Chairez, both 28, who remain at large, Borihanh said.

the parents are suspected of abducting the children -- 7-year-old Enrique Felix, 5-year-old Justin Felix and twin 12-month-old girls Veronica and Janet Felix -- at 12:30 p.m. Friday while the youngsters were in the care of their grandmother at her residence in the 1400 block of North Indiana Street, police said.

Social workers had placed the children in protective custody because their father was physically violent toward them and their mother, LAPD Capt. Martin Baeza said.

A restraining order against the parents required that they only see their kids by scheduled appointment and under the supervision of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, LAPD Sgt. Eddie Ortiz said.

"They went to the residence of the grandmother and they forcibly took the children and left the location," Baeza said.

A statewide Amber Alert had been issued on Saturday morning, but that alert was canceled today once the children were found.

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The Los Angeles Police Department has requested an Amber Alert be issued for four children believed to have been abducted by force by their biological parents Friday afternoon from their maternal grandmother's home in Boyle Heights.

According to the LAPD, the two boys, aged 7 years and 5 years, and twin girls, aged 1 year, had been living with the grandmother after the Department of Children Services had taken them away from the parents and placed them in protective custody.

LAPD identify the parents as 28-year-old Enrique Felix and Rose Chidez, no age given. Felix is described as a male Hispanic, 5'10", 200 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Chidez is described as a female Hispanic, 5'3", 150 pounds, with red hair and brown eyes.

The suspect vehicle is a dark or black PT Cruiser with a paper license plate.

Anyone seeing the vehicle is asked to call 911.

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