Stephen Ellison

Girl, 16, Found After Hayward Abduction; Suspect Arrested: Sheriff

A suspect in a statewide Amber Alert was arrested Tuesday afternoon in Pittsburg, and the 16-year-old girl from Hayward he allegedly abducted was found at the Pleasant Hill BART station, according to the Alameda County Sheriff's Office.

Isabelle Epps was abducted by Antonio Aguilarelizarrag, 34, about 2 p.m. near Meekland Avenue in Hayward, the sheriff's office said. The suspect was driving a black 2005 Honda Ridgeline, which also was recovered, sheriff's officials said.

Aguilarelizarrag was taken into custody by Pittsburg police.

"We had been tracking the suspect over there. We knew they were in that area based on some of the technology," sheriff's officials said.

There were still a lot of uncertainties, but police believe Isabelle was somehow connected with Aguilarelizarrag.

The suspect was being transferred back to Alameda County for questioning Tuesday night. He could face kidnapping and false imprisonment charges.

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