Boyle Heights Amber Alert: Missing kids found; parents still at large

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The four missing children taken by their parents from a Boyle Heights home, despite an order to stay away, have been found safely at the California/Mexico border, according to the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services. This ends the Amber Alert. However, the parents remained at large and may have crossed the border into Mexico, according to the office. Warrants have been issued for their arrest.

LAPD Officer Nuria Vanegas tells KPCC the children are now in the custody of U.S. Customs.

"Our detectives are now en route to the border to pick up the kids and bring them back to the United States, and they'll probably be released back to DCFS," Vanegas said.

Details on the vehicle of a missing family linked to Saturday's statewide Amber Alert were earlier modified by police, reports NBC4.

Previously, police were on the lookout for a gray or purple Chrysler PT Cruiser with a missing hub cap and white paper plates. The LAPD's updated vehicle description includes a green Ford Expedition SUV with a California license plate, #4LPF643, according to NBC4.

An Amber Alert was issued after four children — 5-year-old Justin Felix, 7-year-old Enrique Felix and twin 1-year-olds Veronica Felix and Janeth Felix — were taken by parents Rosa Chairez and Enrique Felix from their grandmother's home in Boyle Heights on March 14.

According to the LAPD, the parents were ordered to stay away from their children with the exception of visitation rights at the Department of Children and Family Services office. 

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The father was last seen driving on the 1400 block of North Indiana Street, according to a press release issued Monday by the LAPD.

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To report possible sightings, call 911 or the Los Angeles Police Department at (323) 342-4101 or (877) ASK-LAPD.

Correction: An earlier version of this story mistakenly said that the children were taken from the parents rather than by the parents.

This story has been updated.

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