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5th Vehicle Pulled From Canal In Search For Missing Patterson Boy

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Juliani Cardenas (left) and Jose Esteban Rodriguez. (CBS)

Juliani Cardenas (left) and Jose Esteban Rodriguez. (CBS)

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.

(© 2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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