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Amber Alert: 4 Missing Children Found

Authorities, however, are still looking for the parents.

Twitter photo of the children abducted Saturday.
Twitter photo of the children abducted Saturday.
Originally posted at 1:23 p.m. March 18, 2014. Edited to add new details.

Four children who were abducted -- allegedly by their biological parents -- from their maternal grandmother's home in Boyle Heights were found safe today at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The children were found by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents about 9:30 a.m., according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Bruce Borihanh.

"They are in good health," Borihanh said, adding that LAPD detectives were sent to bring the children back to Los Angeles, where they will be placed in protective custody.

The children were brought back to the LAPD's Hollenbeck Station tonight.

Warrants have been issued for the arrests of the parents, Enrique Felix and Rosa Chairez, both 28, who remain at large, Borihanh said. They are believed to be in Mexico.

The parents are suspected of abducting the children -- 7-year-old Enrique Felix, 5-year-old Justin Felix and twin 12-month-old girls Veronica and Janet Felix -- at 12:30 p.m. Friday while the youngsters were in the care of their grandmother at her residence in the 1400 block of North Indiana Street, police said.

Social workers had placed the children in protective custody because their father was physically violent toward them and their mother, LAPD Capt. Martin Baeza said.

A restraining order against the parents required that they only see their children by scheduled appointment and under the supervision of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, LAPD Sgt. Eddie Ortiz said.

"They went to the residence of the grandmother and they forcibly took the children and left the location," Baeza said.

A statewide Amber Alert was issued on Saturday morning, but that alert was canceled today when the children were found.

--City News Service

DiamondbackDave March 19, 2014 at 04:53 PM
Good job to the U.S. Border Patrol for saving these kids from their monster-like parents. Like I said before, are these parents illegally in the United States? This needs to be answered. My guess is yes. I say this because they want their kids to have a better life therefore they were left unharmed at the border. This is the reason why children born in the United States to parents illegally in our country should not be allowed to stay in this country. When will this country understand that for every action there is a consequence. The recklessness that these people show when they cross the border illegally proves my point.
Carl Petersen III March 19, 2014 at 07:14 PM
DiamondbackDave March 19, 2014 at 04:53 PM "The recklessness that these people show when they cross the border illegally proves my point." ________________________________________________________ Nothing was proven by your speculation.
DiamondbackDave March 20, 2014 at 01:32 AM
Carl, the quote of mine that you posted has to do with all people who have crossed the border illegally and not the parents of these kids. However, I do think that there is a good chance that the parents of these kids are illegal.
Marge R. Hesse March 20, 2014 at 06:39 PM
Legal or not legal is not in question. They are very bad parents.
Wolfman March 21, 2014 at 03:56 PM
Amber Alerts are a waste of the taxpayers money when family and domestic violence are the real issues

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