ELKHART, Indiana- An Amber Alert issued in Indiana has been cancelled after Liliana Hernandez, 7, and Rene Pasztor, 6, were discovered deceased. The children’s mother, Amber Pasztor, has been arrested on two counts of murder.
The Elkhart Truth reports the woman showed up in Elkhart telling authorities she had two dead kids in the back seat of her car after flagging down police.
Allen County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Steve Stone said detectives are coordinating efforts with Elkhart police. He confirmed the mother was in custody although conclusive IDs of the bodies have not taken place. It is not known how or where the children died.
The children were abducted from a residence in the 7000 block of U.S. 33 just after 6 a.m., according to a statement from the Allen County Sheriff’s Department. A statewide Amber Alert was issued by state police saying the children were believed to be in “extreme danger.” It was called off at 6:15 p.m., after the children were found.
Police were looking for Macomber Monday night, The Elkhart Truth reported.
“We would very much like to talk to him,” Snyder said. “We feel he may have some information to assist with this investigation.”
About 5:30 p.m., Pasztor drove the Mercury to downtown Elkhart and flagged down an Elkhart police officer in the 100 block of Marion Street outside the city’s parking ramp, where Elkhart patrol cars are parked, the newspaper reported.
“When (the officer) made contact with that female, she advised him that there were two deceased people in the back of his car,” Snyder said.
“Obviously there are quite a few miles between Elkhart County and Allen County, so that’s something that will come out as the investigation moves forward,” Snyder told the newspaper. “Right now, we don’t know why they ended up in Elkhart, why they left Allen County — what brought them here.”