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Three Children Abducted from San Pablo Found Safe in Richmond

Police say the mother of the three children, Alicia Ortez, 35, is a suspect in their father's shooting death.

Three children from San Pablo who authorities said were abducted on Sunday have been found, according to the California Highway Patrol. A statewide Amber Alert was issued for the three children whose father was found shot to death on Monday morning in San Pablo, CHP officials said.
The children, 12-year-old Hugo, 6-year-old Merari and 3-year-old Jenh Carlos, and their biological mother were found safe in Richmond, according to San Pablo police. San Pablo police initially said their last names were Ortez, but the CHP has since announced in an Amber Alert that the children all have the last name of Anguiano.

The children's mother, identified as 35-year-old Alicia Ortez, a resident of the San Pablo-Richmond area, is a suspect in the death of her children's father, according to the CHP. Their father, whose name has not yet been released, was found shot to death in San Pablo on Monday morning, San Pablo police said.

Related article: Man Found Fatally Shot in Backyard of San Pablo Home, Wife & Children Missing
Around 7:55 a.m. officers received reports of a man found dead from a gunshot wound in the backyard of a home in the 1600 block of 16th Street, according to police. Officers found the man and pronounced him dead at the scene. Police said investigators have not determined a motive for the killing.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call San Pablo police at (510) 215-3150 or the West Contra Costa Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (510) 799-8255 or 911 if the children are located.

—By Bay City News


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