Amber Alert canceled for 4 NM children, suspect not found

New Mexico News

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The Navajo Division of Public Safety reported that the four missing children have been found safe. They had issued an Amber Alert for four missing children ages 10, 7, 5, and 2.

Authorities say they were found after they had been contacted by the suspect Rumaldo Peshlakai, who gave them information on where the children were. Peshlakai was not at the same location where the children were found and has not been located yet, according to law enforcement.


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Officials say the children were taken by their father Rumaldo Peshlakai after police responded to a domestic incident in Tsayatoh and Peshlakai threatened to harm the children.

Police say Peshlakai took off in a maroon Yukon which was later abandoned on the Navajo Nation west of Gallup near Mentmore. They believe he is on foot. Peshlakai is described at 5-foot 9-inches, 210 pounds, with a bald head and a goatee. If you have any information, call the Navajo Police Department Window Rock District at 928-871-6112 or 6111 or dial 911. 

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