Three children - ages 3, 6, and 12 - were abducted from San
Pablo on Sunday at 11:30 p.m. local time, according to a
child-abduction alert message issued for California on Monday
which named 35-year-old Alicia Ortez as a suspect.
Media reported that Ortez is the mother of the children and that
their father had been found shot dead in the yard of a home in
San Pablo, a city of some 30,000 residents near San Francisco,
on Monday morning.
Ortez, described as a transient, was not suspected in the
homicide, the San Francisco Chronicle quoted police as saying.
(Reporting by Eric M. Johnson in Seattle; Editing by Catherine
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