Palm Beach reports woman, babies found

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. – Authorities found two babies and their mother in Palm Beach County.

According to the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, the abduction happened just before noon in the 3400 block of West San Salvadore Street, in the Lake Worth area.

Deputies said Santos Diaz Escobar, 21, got into an altercation with a homeowner there and forced Marjorie Maradiaga, 19, and infants Cristhian Ariel Ruiz Maradiaga and Ariana Jasmine Maradiaga, aged 2 and 15 months respectively, into an older gray Lexus.

The Lexus, seen in surveillance video, has a rear license plate of YG73144 and a front license plate of 2JZ-JACH, deputies said.

Anyone with information is asked to call PBSO at 561-688-3375.

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