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Durham police investigating suspected child abduction

Posted October 18, 2010

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— Durham police said Monday afternoon that they are looking for a 1-year-old boy they believe might have been kidnapped by his uncle.

The child, Eliut Briseno, is 30 inches tall and weighs approximately 32 pounds. He has brown hair, brown eyes and was last seen wearing a gray and black sweater, black pants and black shoes.

His paternal uncle, Vincente Guerrero-Omana, 34, is Hispanic, stands 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighs 170 pounds and has a mustache and goatee. He has brown eyes and brown hair and was last seen wearing a blue shirt with a red stripe and blue jeans.

The two were last seen Sunday in a city bus on Fayetteville Street in Durham.

Sgt. David Addison, with the Durham Police Department, said police were notified about the possible abduction around 1 p.m. Monday. At this point, he said, investigators believe the two are still in the Triangle area.

“Returning the child back to the mother is very important to us,” Addison said.

He did not release any other information, but the boy’s family said they believe Guerrero-Omana has taken the child to Mexico to be with his father, who was recently deported.

Anyone with information about the two’s whereabouts is asked to call local law enforcement or 911.

Addison said the case does not qualify as an Amber Alert because a family member allegedly took the child and that investigators have no reason to believe the boy is in any immediate danger.

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  • shortcake53 Oct 18, 2010

    I dont see how they can say this baby is "safe". "Safe" means at home with family, not abducted and missing. Praying he returns home safely and soon.

  • annemarek Oct 18, 2010

    What makes the family think the child is safe? Strange!

  • NoObamaCare Oct 18, 2010

    Addison said the case does not qualify as an Amber Alert because a family member allegedly took the child and that investigators have no reason to believe the boy is in any immediate danger.-
    Aren't children usually abducted or sexually assaulted by family members?!

  • TriangleMommy Oct 18, 2010

    So sad - this family trusted this man, a relative to watch their son.

  • pappy1 Oct 18, 2010

    Ummm...

  • calicocatt Oct 18, 2010

    Rev RB -- um, don't you let your kids visit your family unsupervised?

  • snickerdoodle18 Oct 18, 2010

    I would leave my child with his uncle..but then again, my child's uncle wouldn't do anything like this

  • Adelinthe Oct 18, 2010

    What???

    Praying to boy is ok.

    Don't understand why he was with his uncle alone to begin with.

    God bless.

    RB