Update: El Paso Amber Alert cancelled; children located in Juárez, Mexico

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(Nexstar Media Group/KTSM, KTSM.com)

EL PASO, Texas – An Amber Alert that was issued on Saturday for two children taken from a home in El Paso has been cancelled.

Leonardo Ortega, 8 and Matias Carillo, 2 were found safe and unharmed, according to Facebook post by the El Paso Police Department.

Authorities said the two children were located in Juárez, Mexico.

The children have returned to Texas and turned over to their mother, with the assistance of the FBI and U.S. Marshals.

Police said no arrests have been made at this time and investigation continues.

Original Story:
EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – An Amber Alert was issued Saturday afternoon for an 8 and 2-year-old boy who were kidnapped from a home at 5729 of Valley Lilac Lane in the Upper Valley.

Justil Carillo, 26, is believed to have taken Matias Carrillo, 2, and his brother, 8-year-old Leonardo Ortega from their home around 5 a.m. Saturday morning.

Carillo is the biological father to Matias and is believed to be suicidal and possibly in possession of a handgun.

El Paso Police believe Carrillo is driving a 2003 Black Hyundai Elantra with Texas License plate KYR4562. He is described as 5’10” tall with brown hair and hazel eyes. He weighs approximately 190 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 911 or contact the non-emergency line at 915-832-4400 immediately.

(Information from KTSM.com)


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