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Kidnapped Avondale boy found safe, suspect not caught

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PHOENIX — Police said a 10-year-old boy was kidnapped in Avondale, Arizona, but has since been found safe.

The Avondale Police Department responded to a kidnapping call at about 5 p.m. Tuesday near Western and Central avenues and learned a man’s BMW had been taken without permission by an acquaintance.

According to police, the suspect, Janela Ivana Enriquez-Arreola, took the car with the victim’s 10-year-old son who suffers from a serious medical condition still in the back seat.

The vehicle was found by police near 32nd Avenue and Van Buren Street in Phoenix with the child safely inside.

The 20-year-old suspect fled the scene and has not been apprehended yet.

The 10-year-old boy was transported to Phoenix Children’s Hospital for precautionary reasons and has been reunited with his father.


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