Abducted child found safe, father remains on the loose
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Pima County Sheriff's Department says King Gomez, 2 has been found safe, and two of the six suspects are now in custody.
Deputy Tom Peine says the suspect, Luis Soberanes, heard about the news coverage and contacted Sheriff's detectives. He revealed the child's location and the boy was found safe.
Luis Soberanes is still on the loose. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call 911 or 88-CRIME.
According to Peine, Gomez was taken at about 11 a.m. yesterday by his father, Soberanes, who had with him the boy's grandmother, Guadelupe Legarda, his aunt, Fernanda Mendoza, and three unidentified men.
According to a news release from the Sheriff's department, Legarda and Mendoza are now in custody. Authorities were still working to identify the three other men.
Also in the news release, Soberanes detained the boyfriend against his will while one of the other men picked up the child, who was sleeping in another room, and handed him to Mendoza before they all left.
An Amber Alert was not issued because authorities didn't believe Soberanes would harm his son.
Soberanes, 24, is however considered dangerous because of a violent past, Peine said.
If you see the suspect, do not approach him, but call 911 immediately.
Stay with Tucson News Now for updates on the situation as they come in.
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