Amber Alert Issued for 2 Year Old Edwin Vargas Missing Since 5/23/14 in Los Angeles, CA … Abducted By His father, 27 Year Old Abraham Vargas (Update: Vehicle Found)
An AMBER ALERT has been issued for 2 year old Edwin Vargas on Friday morning, May 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA. The boy was kidnapped by his father, 26 year old Abraham Vargas, while the child’s mother Beatrice Lopez was loading her son into her car in front of her apartment complex in the 1000 block of Lorena Street at 6:30 a.m. Vargas is believed to be driving an Orange Nissan Quest, license number 7CIN189, with tinted windows and damage on the driver’s side. The suspect, Abraham Vargas, is described as wearing a red shirt and jeans. The little boy is wearing a red sweatshirt and blue sweatpants. Beatrice Lopez had a restraining order against Vargas. California Highway Patrol and Border Patrol have been notified that the police suspect Vargas may be heading for Mexico. He had threatened in the past to take the toddler from her several times in the two years since the couple broke up, saying he would take the boy to Veracruz, Mexico.
2 Year Old Edwin Vargas
The boy, Edwin Vargas, was allegedly kidnapped by his father from Boyle Heights early Friday.
His father, Abraham Vargas, 27, allegedly took the boy from Lopez, his ex-girlfriend, police said.
The kidnap happened while Lopez was loading her son into her car in front of her apartment complex in the 1000 block of Lorena Street at 6:30 a.m., said LAPD Capt. Gary Lopez.
Descriptions of victim and suspect:
Vargas is Hispanic, 5 feet 6 inches tall, and weighs about 180 pounds. He was wearing a red sweatshirt and blue jeans.
His son, Edwin Vargas, is Hispanic, 2 feet tall, with brown hair and eyes. He was wearing a red sweatshirt and blue sweat pants.
Authorities say they have found the vehicle used by a man suspected of kidnapping his 2-year-old son Friday in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles, but father and son remain missing.
At about 12:20 p.m., the California Highway Patrol said the car Vargas allegedly drove off in — an orange Nissan Quest — was located in East Los Angeles.
Anyone with information is asked to call either 911, 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST) or the Los Angeles Police Department at (323) 342-4185.