Thursday, September 29, 2022

Kidnapped California child found, 3 suspects in custody

San Jose, Calif. ,

Police said a 3-month-old kidnapped from his home in the San Francisco Bay Area was found Tuesday and three suspects were taken into custody.

San Jose Police Department officials said during a news conference that the baby, named Brandon Kueller, was not healthy but was taken to hospital as a precaution.

“This incident is a parent’s worst nightmare. We are fortunate to have a positive outcome,” said San Jose Police Chief Anthony Mata, releasing details about where the child was found or the identities of the three people taken into custody. refusing to do so.

The child was taken from her apartment in San Jose on Monday by a man who was seen in the video accompanying the child in a carrier.

San Jose Assistant Police Chief Paul Joseph said police believe they have caught the man in the video, who was one of three people taken into custody.

Also taken into custody was a woman who had been with the child’s grandmother before the kidnapping, San Jose Police spokesman Sgt. Christian Camarillo told reporters.

“It was a person who was with Grandma yesterday when they went shopping, she was present in the apartment complex when it happened,” he said. “There are some discrepancies in what she told us. Obviously, she draws our attention to what she knows.”

Joseph did not give details about the third suspect. He said preliminary investigation indicated that the kidnappers had family links.

“We know there’s some connection to the family, but we don’t know what that connection really is,” Joseph said.

On Monday, police released a video showing a man walking calmly on a sidewalk holding a baby carrier covered in white blankets.

Camarillo told reporters on Monday that the child’s grandmother had reported the kidnapping.

“According to the grandmother, she came home to this apartment. … She took the baby to the apartment, went downstairs to unload some groceries,” Camarillo said. “In such a short time someone broke into the apartment … and left with the child.”

Camarillo said his mother was at work when the child was abducted.

Camarillo said, “Dad is out of the picture right now. He’s in captivity. I don’t know, you know if that’s going to play out, but obviously we’re going to talk to him soon.”

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