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The search for a couple who allegedly abducted their four children from their grandmother’s Boyle Heights home continues after the children were found Tuesday at the US-Mexico border.
The California Highway Patrol issued a state-wide amber alert Saturday, a day after Enrique Felix and Rose Chairez removed their biological children from their grandmother’s house in Ramona Gardens.
The four children””two boys ages 7 and 5, and twin 1-year-old girls””were found safely after the children’s paternal grandmother called police Tuesday morning to say that she was with the children at the U.S.-Mexico border.
The Los Angeles Police Department held a press conference outside Hollenbeck Police Station Tuesday evening to provide updates on the case.
“They arrived at the residence, they opened the doors and when one of the children opened the door, both, the father, Enrique, and the mother, Rose, entered the residence and Enrique held the grandmother while Rose took the two girls out of her arms and then took the other two and left,” explained Hollenbeck Police Captain Martin Baeza.
Warrants have been issued for the couple’s arrest on suspicion on kidnapping. According to Baeza, the LAPD is working with the FBI, U.S. Border Patrol and Mexican authorities to find the outstanding parents.
The children were taken into protective custody from the parents for alleged incidents of violence, and put into the care of the grandmother, police said. The parents were only permitted to have supervised visitation with the children in the presence of social workers.
The children will be placed in protective custody by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, Baeza said.