Aunt describes kidnapping of 1-year-old Georgia boy, 2 people charged

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CHAMBLEE, Ga. (AP/CNN/WSAV) — Police have identified two people accused of kidnapping a 1-year-old boy at gunpoint as his mother walked him in a stroller in an Atlanta area neighborhood.

Police on Sunday identified the pair as Maynor Dario Valera-Zuniga and Kristin Nicole Valera-Zuniga, according to local news outlets. The two were booked into the DeKalb County Jail on Saturday, according to jail records.

Both are charged with kidnapping, and Maynor Dario Valera-Zuniga also faces charges of aggravated assault and battery.

It wasn’t immediately clear Sunday whether they had lawyers who could comment on the charges.

In a press conference, Chamblee Police Assistant Chief Mike Beller said, “All I would say is that they intended to raise this baby.”

Previous story, posted Aug. 29, below.

CHAMBLEE, Ga. (WSAV) – UPDATE: A 1-year-old Georgia boy who was kidnapped from his mother Saturday has been found safe.

According to FBI Atlanta, Mateo Montufar-Barrera has been located and has been reunited with his mother.

There is no word on the suspect at this time.

Previous story below.

CHAMBLEE, Ga. (WSAV) – An Amber Alert has been issued for a 1-year-old boy abducted Saturday in Chamblee.

According to FBI Atlanta, Mateo Montufar-Barrera was abducted at gunpoint from his mother. She was walking him in a stroller when the kidnapping happened.

Mateo is Hispanic and has brown hair and brown eyes. He weighs about 30 pounds and was last seen wearing a Batman T-shirt and a diaper.

The unknown suspect is described as a Hispanic male with brown hair and brown eyes and is 5 feet, 5 inches tall. He was last seen wearing plaid shorts with a red or pink hat. He is suspected to be driving a maroon 2003 Acura MDX with the Georgia license plate #RTJ0253 southwest towards I-85.

FBI officials say Mateo’s mother put up a fight and was able to grab a piece of the suspect’s shorts and his shoe, shown below.

Anyone who sees Mateo or the suspect vehicle is asked to call 911 immediately. Anyone who recognizes the suspect’s shoe or shorts should call the Chamblee Police Department at 770-986-5005.

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