Family remains hopeful kidnapped children will return

Family remains hopeful kidnapped children will return
Updated: Sep. 4, 2018 at 6:35 AM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - It has been four months since 6-year-old Luis Ramirez Jr. and 6-month-old Kahmila Ramirez were abducted.

Luis and Andrea Ramirez allegedly fled with the children after they threatened a DCS worker with a taser and tied her to a tree, according to Tucson police. Their car was found in Nogales.

During the past four month, Luis and Kahmila's foster parents haven't lost hope that the kids will be found and returned.

"Every month, it is, "This is the month. We're really hoping that this is the month,'" Erika Ramirez said.

David and Erika Ramirez are not only the children's foster parents, but their aunt and uncle as well.

"A lot of our lives is just basically put on hold for right now," Erika Ramirez said. "Every time the phone rings we just kind of wonder, is it them calling? Is it time to go pick them up?"

The Ramirez's said they've learned to accept and carry on the best they can, for the time being.

"I think when it first happened it was, 'I'm missing this time. I'm missing Kahmila's first walk, or her doing certain things,'" Erika Ramirez said.

Now, they said they're just looking forward to all of the things they'll be able to do with the kids when they return.

"We know that people are out there looking for them. We continue to pray and keep God first and just wait for the time," she said.

Luis Ramirez is described as Hispanic, about 5-foo-5, 210 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Officers believe, according to evidence found in the recovered vehicle, that he may have shaved off his mustache and beard.

Family described Andrea Ramirez as also Hispanic, about 5-foot-1, 220 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. They said she has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and needs help walking.

Please call police if you have any information.

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