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February 20, 2012 permalink
An article on an American Amber alert is enclosed because one of the few times we can see foster children, and their names, is when social services is asking for the public to help in reincarcerating them.
Still no sign of three missing Caldwell children
Las Vegas -- Nevada Highway Patrol confirms to our Las Vegas affiliate KTNV-TV that Bertha Alicia Guerrero-Lopez was pulled over early Saturday morning in Tonopah, Nevada for a minor traffic violation.
At that current time, the Amber Alert was not yet issued and NHP says the children were not in the car with Guerrero-Lopez.
The foster parent of the children, Catalina Godina, tells us Guerrero-Lopez has family in Las Vegas and Arizona. She said nothing was out of the ordinary when the mother picked up the kids Friday.
"She seemed overly excited, just very happy," said Godina. "From what I understand, she was almost close to getting custody back of the children. I just figured she was happy to see them and get the chance to visit with them."
Godina and her husband said they do not believe Guerrero-Lopez would harm her children. However, they said the biological mother is known to have a boyfriend with a violent background. They said the kids have been abandoned in the past and the foster care family fears for their safety and health.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Authorities in southwest Idaho issued an Amber Alert early Sunday morning for three children who police say weren't returned to their foster home after a visit with their non-custodial mother.
Police in Caldwell say 35-year-old Bertha Alicia Guerrero-Lopez picked up the children about 3 p.m. Friday but didn't return them at the scheduled time of 3 p.m. Saturday.
Authorities say Guerrero-Lopez has a residence in Nevada and a history of drug abuse and child abandonment.
She is described as 5-foot-1, 139 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.
Police say they may be traveling in a grey Oldsmobile with Nevada license plates.
The children are 9-year-old Ubaldo Guerrero-Lopez Jr., 7-year-old Mirella Guerrero-Lopez, and 5-year-old Esmerelda Guerrero-Lopez.
If you have seen a grey Pontiac Oldsmobile with NV Plate 389XPR, you are asked to call Caldwell Police Department at 208-454-7531 or 911.
Addendum: On February 24 the FBI announced that mother Bertha Alicia Guerrero-Lopez had successfully escaped to Mexico with the three children, and the Amber alert was canceled.