5th Vehicle Pulled From Canal In Search For Missing Patterson Boy
PATTERSON (CBS/AP) — Crews searching a Stanislaus County canal for a car linked to the kidnapping of a 4-year-old boy found another vehicle in the canal Saturday.
A Nissan pickup truck, recovered about noon, is the fifth vehicle found since divers began searching the Delta-Mendota canal near Patterson on Wednesday.
Sheriff’s spokesman Royjindar Singh says crews pulled the pickup truck from the canal about a mile-and-half from where a witness reported seeing a vehicle that fit the description of a car used in the kidnapping go into the water Tuesday night.
Singh says the recovered pickup truck was reported stolen in 2009.
KCBS’ Mark Seelig Reports:
A statewide Amber Alert issued Tuesday remains in effect after authorities say Jose Esteban Rodriguez snatched Juliani Cardenas from his grandmother’s arms. Rodriguez is the ex-boyfriend of Juliani’s mother.
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