Boy From Amber Alert Found In Mexico With Father
If you received an Amber Alert yesterday afternoon, know that the missing 1-year-old boy who was allegedly taken after his father violently attacked the child's mother and her boyfriend has been found safe. Police were searching for Jayden Santiago after they say he was taken by his father, Giovany Santiago-Enriquez, 37, early Monday morning, KTLA reports. An Amber Alert was sent out at about 3:35 p.m. yesterday afternoon. U.S. Marshals found Santiago-Enriquez and Jayden yesterday at about 8:15 p.m. in Tijuana, and arrested the father on suspicion of attempted murder and child abduction.
Santiago-Enriquez shared custody of Jayden with his ex-girlfriend, Christy Martinez, and the boy was already staying with him overnight. Investigators believe Santiago-Enriquez may have had the boy in his car when he showed up to Martinez's home in the 500 block of West 15th Street in San Pedro early Monday morning around 1:30 a.m. Here, Santiago-Enriquez allegedly got in a fight with Martinez and her new boyfriend, stabbing the boyfriend several times and slashing Martinez in her arm. He tossed the knife out of the car as he left Martinez's home, but police later found it.
Police say Santiago-Enriquez then returned to his home in Long Beach briefly before fleeing with his son to Mexico. Martinez's boyfriend suffered a punctured lung and was taken to the hospital.
Martinez told KTLA that she and Santiago-Enriquez has previously elected to figure out custody of Jayden for themselves without taking the matter to the court. Authorities are making arrangements to return the boy to his mother, L.A. Times reports.