Washington Amber Alert: Leonnel Barajas abducted from Yakima

PUBLISHED Tue, February 28, 2017 - 5:50am EST

A Washington State Amber Alert has been issued for 1-year-old Leonnel Barajas after he was allegedly abducted from Yakima City on Monday evening. Anyone with information is urged to call 911 immediately. (more)

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The incident happened at about 11:27 p.m. on Monday when the child's uncle allegedly broke down the back door of a residence at 801 Central Avenue Apartment 71, after which he took the child. Other details about the circumstances of the abduction were not immediately released.

The suspect has been identified as 23-year-old Manuel Mendoza, a 23-year-old Hispanic male with black hair and brown eyes, standing 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 155 pounds. He has a tattoo on his right forearm that says "waste" and a tattoo on his left forearm that says "land".

The amber alert lists Jessica Mendoza as a second suspect. She is described by police as a 24-year-old Hispanic female with blonde hair and green eyes, standing 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighing about 130 pounds.

It is believed the suspects and the victim are traveling in a silver/aluminum 2000 Chevrolet Impala with an unknown Washington state license plate. It is unknown where they may be heading.

Anyone who sees either the suspects or the vehicle is urged to call 911 immediately, or call the Yakima City Police Department at 509-457-0207 if you have any other information that could help investigators find them.

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  Yakima City, WA     





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