San Jose

San Jose Amber Alert Children Found, Mother Arrested in Colorado

A San Jose mother who allegedly abducted her children Friday was taken into custody Monday after her two kids were found safe in Colorado, San Jose police said.

Diana Moreira, 33, was on a supervised visit with her 11-year-old daughter Priscilla Penaloza and 1-year-old son Alexander Penaloza when she allegedly abducted both children.

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Diana Moreira

A social worker from Child Protective Services had taken the girl to the bathroom when Moreira allegedly vanished with the boy. Police said the girl also disappeared when the social worker was searching for the mother and her baby.

Police issued an Amber Alert and said Moreira was likely headed to Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado. Sheriff's officials from the county contacted San Jose police today and said the two kids were believed to be at a house in the area.

Deputies responded to the house and found the two children unharmed. Moreira was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment and kidnapping, according to police.

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