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‘My baby you came back!’ Mum embraces son in tearful reunion after abduction 24 years ago

'My baby you came back!' Mum embraces son in tearful reunion after abduction 24 years ago

A Chinese man was at the centre of an emotional reunion with his parents after being abducted by human traffickers as a child. Guo Xinzhen’s father spent the last 24 years looking for his missing son in a dangerous trip where he broke bones and was confronted by robbers.

Guo Gangtang travelled across the country on a motorbike in a desperate bid to find his son, who was kidnapped aged only two.

Mr Xinzhen vanished in 1997 in front of the family’s home in Shandong.

Mr Gangtang, 51, travelled 310,000 miles around China following tip-offs on a mission that cost him his life savings.

He carried a banner featuring his son’s picture with him in case the information could lead him to where he was.

The police were able to find Mr Xinzhen’s identity thanks to DNA tests, China’s Ministry of Public Security said.

According to Global Times, two suspects were later identified and detained.

China News reported that the two suspects had been dating at the time of the disappearance.

According to the report, the couple intended to abduct a child and then sell them.

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AMBER Alert: Police search for baby girl, 24-year-old man in connection with her abduction

AMBER Alert: Police search for baby girl, 24-year-old man in connection with her abduction

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (KXAN) — Corpus Christi police are searching for a 1-year-old girl believed to be in danger and a 24-year-old man in connection with her abduction Tuesday night.

Police say Zaylee Zamora is described as white, with black hair and brown eyes, about 2’2″ tall and weighing 25 pounds. They do not know the clothes she was wearing when she was last seen. Zamora has her right ear pierced, and her right index finger is bruised, according to the AMBER alert.

Kristian Ariel Garcia, the man suspected in her abduction, is described as white, 5’7″ tall, about 160 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a white hoodie and a black mask, police say.

They were last seen in the 6800 block of Windy Creek Drive in Corpus Christi around 2:10 p.m. Tuesday. Corpus Christi is about three hours and 45 minutes south of Austin on the coast.

Left: Zaylee Zamora, Right: Kristian Garcia (Texas Department of Public Safety)
Left: Zaylee Zamora, Right: Kristian Garcia (Texas Department of Public Safety)

If you have any information, you can call the Corpus Christi Police Department at (361) 886-2600.

Author: Jaclyn Ramkissoon
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4-year-old at center of Texas Amber Alert found safe; man wanted in boy's abduction caught

AUSTIN, Texas (KTRK) — A 4-year-old boy from Austin, who was at the center of an Amber Alert on Monday and was believed to be in serious danger, has been reunited with his mother after being found safe in Harris County.Officials found Wyatt Crowley when they located 36-year-old Joshua Crowley, who was wanted in connection with Wyatt’s abduction.

Law enforcement tracked Crowley to the Houston-area where the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force, Texas Rangers and deputies with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrested him at a Subway restaurant at West Road and I-45 Monday evening.Crowley was wanted for a shooting that happened Sunday in Burton, Texas, which is near Brenham.

Deputies believe his son was in the car with him at the time of the shooting that left one person injured. Wyatt’s mother reported him missing to the Austin Police Department the same day and an Amber Alert was issued listing Wyatt in “grave danger.”

Employees at the Subway said the boy had no shoes on. They thought he and his father were homeless. Crowley seemed on edge. He asked for his sandwich for free shortly before he was arrested.

“They started busting him down,” said Anna Rivera, an employee. “They yelled, ‘Get down! Get down on the ground!’ I helped troopers open the bathroom door so they could get the boy away and they arrested him out here.”

Washington County Sheriff Otto Hanak said the boy was back with his mother Monday night. Crowley was taken to the Washington County Jail. He has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon but could face more charges.

4-year-old at center of Texas Amber Alert found safe; man wanted in boy's abduction caught

Follow this link to view the Amber Alert flyer.

Certain criteria need to be met in order for law enforcement to issue an Amber Alert for a missing child age 17 or younger.

First, there needs to be a reasonable belief by law enforcement that an abduction occurred. Additionally, the law enforcement agency believes that the child is in imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death.

Another criteria is that there is enough descriptive information about the victim and the abduction that would assist in the recovery of the child, such as a vehicle description or license plate number.As part of the Amber Alert, the child’s name and other critical date elements, including the child abduction flag, are entered into the National Crime Information Center.

The Amber Alert system, used in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, was created in 1996. It stands for America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response and was created as a legacy to 9-year-old Amber Hagerman, who was kidnapped while riding her bike in Arlington, Texas, and later murdered.

You can view all active Texas Amber Alerts from the Texas Dept. of Public Safety here.

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