Baby left in car seat while mom showered is abducted in south Mpls [UPDATE]

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Carlos Orozco
:::: UPDATE :::: Isabel Diaz-Castillo, alleged south Mpls baby snatcher, is in U.S. illegally, may be deported

-- Carlos has been found and a suspect is in custody. Scroll to the bottom of this post for updates --

Details remain sketchy, but Minneapolis police are saying that an 8-month old boy named Carlos Orozco (pictured above) was abducted on the 2100 block of Portland Avenue earlier today.

Police say there is no information at this time about the suspect (Some information has now emerged -- see update below).

From an MPD press release:
Just before noon Minneapolis Police officers in the Third Precinct responded to a call from a mother reporting that she had left her 8 month old baby boy, Carlos Orozco, in his car seat in her apartment in the 2100 block of Portland Avenue South while she took a shower. When she got out of the shower the child was gone.

Minneapolis Police Homicide Unit investigators are already assigned to this case and are asking for the public's help in locating Carlos who is described as a not yet mobile Hispanic male dressed in a onesy with a blue and white body and red sleeves. On the chest is the logo "#1 Slugger".
We'll update this post when more information becomes available.

:::: UPDATE ::::

From KARE:
Police are looking for a woman identified as Isabell Diaz Castillo, who is believed to be driving a 2002 Red Kia Sportage with front end damage. The license plate number on the vehicle is 242-GAU.

Castillo is described as a recent friend of the mother, 5 feet 4 inches tall with a light build. She was last seen wearing a black hoodie, and may be in the company of her 12-year-old son.
Mitch Pittman uploaded a screengrab of the Amber Alert notification on social media. It suggests the 12-year-old son of Castillo may have committed the abduction:

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Mitch Pittman


According to MPD spokesman Sgt. William Palmer, 8-month-old Carlos Orozco has been found safe and sound and a suspect is in custody:
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6 comments
CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

Was ICE called in?

(Yes I'm glad the child was found safe and unharmed)

I'm looking more for how this will affect statistics.  If they're undocumented this will add to the stat of how much the undocumented cost U.S. taxpayers

Andrea Ferber
Andrea Ferber

I agree...This is a terrible headline. This mom was NOT negligent. You make her sound like a terrible person for leaving her child in a car, in a car seat outside while she showered. Which is NOT the case. Please Fix this, City Pages.

Jessica Maria Hakala
Jessica Maria Hakala

I thought the title was suggesting she'd left her child in a car seat in a CAR. It made me instantly despise this woman... until I read the article and realized she was actually doing something pretty safe. Misleading!

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