Abducted Brothers Safe And Sound
Two days after a Father's Day reunion between an estranged husband, his wife and their two sons turned tragic, cops say the missing brothers are back in the U.S.
Police tell AMW that after 26-year-old Jose Ortega shot his wife, he fled to Mexico with 5-year-old Diego Ortega and 3-year-old Luis.
Authorities say the boys were left with a relative living in Tijuana, but the search continues south of the border for Jose Luis Ortega.
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Last updated June 17, 2008
Jun 17, 2008
Missing Brothers Recovered In Mexico
Diego and Luis Ortega are back on U.S. soil after cops say their fugitive father, Jose Luis Ortega, shot the boys' mother and took the siblings on the run.
Police believe that within hours after reaching Ortega on his cell phone on Sunday night, he and the boys were most likely already across the Mexican border.
Early this morning, Ortega's father called his brother who lived in Tijuana, Mexico and was told that Diego and Luis were safe and sound.
Los Angeles detectives recovered the boys at a McDonald's restaurant at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Currently, police believe that Jose Luis Ortega may be in Sinaloa, Mexico.