- Associated Press - Friday, October 28, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The Latest on the abduction of a 4-year-old girl during an Albuquerque carjacking (all times local):

5:10 p.m.

Police say the cries of a 4-year-old girl who was abducted in a stolen car and left abandoned at a New Mexico campground led to a call to authorities that helped them find her unharmed.

Police say the girl’s father Joe Bermudez told investigators that he and his wife were driving in southeasat Albuquerque early Friday with their daughter when they encountered Brittany Castro and planned to give her a ride to another area of town. Bermudez says Castro took the couple’s car while they child was inside and they stopped at an acquaintance’s workplace.

Castro, who was located and arrested later Friday morning after the girl was found in Bernalillo, told police that she drove away in the couple’s car after they punched her, and she didn’t know a girl was inside until after she sped away.


12:50 p.m.

Albuquerque police say a person suspected of stealing a car with a 4-year-old girl inside it has been taken into custody - hours after authorities said they found the girl unharmed in a New Mexico campground.

Officer Simon Drobik says detectives are also questioning the girl and her parents. He did not provide further details.

Police began their search for the 4-year-old Friday morning around 6:30 a.m., and found her before 8 a.m. at a KOA campground in Bernalillo, a neighboring town to the north of Albuquerque.


8 a.m.

A 4-year-old girl abducted during a carjacking in Albuquerque been found and is safe.

Officer Simon Drobik said the girl was found unharmed at a campground in Bernalillo, an Albuquerque suburb.

Drobik says police are still looking for a 2014 gray Ford Fiesta.


7:15 a.m.

Albuquerque police are looking for a 4-year-old girl abducted during a carjacking in southeast Albuquerque Friday morning.

Officer Simon Drobik says police are looking for a gray 2014 Ford Fiesta with New Mexico license plate NHZ886. He says the girl’s first name is Isabella and that she last seen wearing a T-shirt and tights.

The incident happened around 6:30 a.m. MDT.

No additional information is immediately available.

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