DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – Authorities have located two children missing from Deerfield Beach who were believed to have been kidnapped.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued an Amber Alert on Saturday morning for Zaynah Obidy 5, and Zain Obidy, 6.
Investigators said they had last been seen in the area of the 4400 block of Crystal Lake Drive in Deerfield Beach and may have been with Max Carias-Carrilo, 36.
Local 10 News’ Parker Branton spoke with a family friend, who said Carias-Carrilo is the boyfriend of the children’s mother and that he is on the run with the kids.
According to that family friend, the father of the children couldn’t get in touch with the mother or their children Friday night, and then on Saturday he found out about the Amber Alert.
That friend also said the children’s mother has been hospitalized. Deputies told Local 10 News that she is expected to be OK.
According to authorities, deputies responded to the Deerfield Beach home and found the children’s mother suffering from multiple injuries. Deputies said they learned the victim had been assaulted by Carias-Carrilo, who detectives determined also took the children from the residence.
“Max has a very thick beard that does not have a mustache,” FDLE said. He is 5-feet-8, 170 pounds.
Deputies said he may be traveling in a 2011 black BMW 535 series with the Florida license plate PJH1B.
Authorities warned not to approach Carias-Carrillo and to call law enforcement immediately if he has been seen. You can call 911 or the Broward Sheriff’s Office at 954-321-4226.
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