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Update 6:23 p.m. From News 10 Sacramento:
Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department got a tip Thursday afternoon that the man suspected of abducting a Patterson 4-year-old boy was spotted in Delano, CA, but the tip did not pan out. Juliani Cardenas was taken forcibly from his grandmother by the child’s mother’s ex-boyfriend Jose Esteban Rodriguez on the 300 block of Barros Street in Patterson at 4:12 p.m. Tuesday, according to Chief Tori Hughes with the Stanislaus County Sheriff Department.Stanislaus County Sheriff Spokesman Raj Singh said local authorities looked into the tip. However, after talking to the person who reported the sighting, investigators determined it wasn’t them. Full story
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From KCRA Sacramento:
A second car was found in the Delta-Mendota Canal near Patterson, but it is not the vehicle being sought in connection with the abduction of a 4-year-old boy, authorities said. Officials are searching around the state for Juliani Cardenas and his alleged kidnapper, 27-year-old Jose Esteban Rodriguez. An Amber Alert is still in effect. The vehicle found Thursday morning is a Saturn stolen from the Stockton area, officials said.