BELEN, N.M. (KRQE) – Update: State Police have confirmed Italy Hernandez has been found.

The Belen Police Department is asking assistance from the public in locating two-year-old Italy Hernandez. Officials say she was taken by her father Francisco Hernandez after a stabbing that occurred Monday morning. Police say Hernandez stabbed the boyfriend of Italy’s mother in Belen then took off with the girl.


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Italy was last seen at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 27 at 7 Brown Dr. in Belen. She was last seen wearing a red and blue onesie and is described as Hispanic, two feet five inches tall, weighs about 50 lbs. and has brown hair and brown eyes. Police believe Italy is in danger.

Francisco is described as a 29-year-old Hispanic male, five-foot, weighs 150 lbs. with brown eyes and black hair. Police say they are believed to be driving a 2010 white Chevrolet passenger car. Anyone with information is asked to contact Belen Police at 505-865-2039 or call 911.

Amber Alert issued for 2-year-old Italy Hernandez. NMSP report that she was taken by her father 29-year-old Francisco Hernandez.