Two Indiana children who were the subject of an Amber Alert after they were allegedly abducted by their non-custodial mother, Amber Pasztor, were found dead Monday morning, FOX News is reporting. The children had been legally staying with Amber’s grandfather, Ricky Green, for more than a year. Pasztor had lost custody of the children because of her perennial drug problems.
The alert issued had described the children, Rene Pasztor 6, and Liliana Hernandez, 7, as being in extreme danger after they were purportedly kidnapped in Fort Wayne by their biological mother.
The 29-year-old woman was identified as the kidnapper after her tan 1999 Mercury Mystique was picked out by surveillance cameras. Amber Pasztor drove the Mercury vehicle to downtown Elkhart, where she was stopped by police officers around 5:30pm outside the city’s parking ramp.
When police officers approached her vehicle, Pasztor told officers that she had two dead children in the back seat of the car. Police say the bodies of the children were recovered from the car which matched the description given from the Amber Alert. Pasztor was placed under arrest Monday evening on two counts of murder.
According to a newspaper report, Amber Pasztor surrendered to police authorities without any resistance, allowing herself to be handcuffed, and did not appear to be suffering from any physical injuries or pain. She is being detained at the Elkhart County Correctional Facility.
Investigations are underway to unravel why Amber Pasztor kidnapped her two kids and killed them. Paztor had been charged with a slew of traffic offenses, including drunken driving, operating a motor vehicle without a license, and battery and invasion of privacy. She also had an imminent trespass case to appear in court.
According to a statement from the Allen County Sheriff’s Department, Liliana Hernandez and Rene Pasztor were allegedly abducted from their residence around 6am Monday. A statewide Amber Alert was called less than an hour later with the police asking for information about the whereabouts of the children. It was called off at 6:15pm after the kids were found dead.
Police say Amber Paztor was with Frank Macomber, 65, when the children were taken. Police revealed that they would like to talk with him and find out what he knew about the kidnapping and subsequent deaths of Rene Pasztor and Liliana Hernandez.
“We would very much like to talk to him. We feel he may have some information to assist with this investigation.”
It is not clear at this time the type of relationship that existed between Frank Macomber and Amber Paztor, but a Michelle Troye, who identified herself as Macomber’s daughter, claimed that her dad and Paztor were neighbors and believed that her father’s life was in danger as well. Police visited Macomber’s home on Monday to search for clues about his whereabouts.
The grandfather of the kids, Ricky Green said the children were in school and were extremely happy with him. He disclosed that Pasztor had kicked open the front door after he had gone to work around 6 am and taken the children.
According to him, his wife Emily was asleep at the back of the house and did not hear anything. Green said Pasztor left with only Rene Pasztor and Liliana Hernandez. She did not take her three-year-old-son. Emily Green, speaking to reporters Tuesday morning, said she was beyond words over Pasztor’s actions.
An FBI task force is assisting with the investigation.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with burial expenses for six-year-old Rene Pasztor and seven-year-old Liliana Hernandez.
As of the time of this report, over $1,100 has been raised for the little angels.
Please say a prayer for them today.
[Featured Image by GoFundMe]