The parents accused of abducting their four children from Boyle Heights almost two weeks ago are in police custody today, after they surrendered at the U.S.-Mexico border early Sunday, reports the Los Angeles Times.
Enrique Felix and Rosa Chairez were detained by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents on suspicion of kidnapping. According to reports, the couple contacted detectives at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollenbeck station.
Felix and Chairez allegedly took their children — Enrique, 7; Justin, 5; and 1-year-old twins Veronica and Janet — from Chairez’s mother’s home in Ramona Gardens on March 14.
Four days later, the four children were found safe after the children’s paternal grandmother called police to say that she was with the children at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Before the alleged abduction, the children were taken into protective custody 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.