Police searching for father after St. Charles Amber Alert, children found safe

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ST. CHARLES, Mo. — Two children who were the subject of an Ambert Alert were found safe and sound. The man who allegedly kidnapped them was still at large this evening.

The two children disappeared around 10:30am Friday. About six hours later they showed up at the Fairmount City Police Station, which is about 30 miles where they went missing.

Fernando Marez, 3, and his sister Alexia Marez, 1, were found healthy and unharmed. They had been dropped off by an unknown woman. St. Charles Police Lt. Tom Wilkison said, “We don’t know at this point what her relationship is to him the father or the mother.”

Police are still searching for the children’s father, 24-year-old Fernando Marez Carreas. They said he did not have custody of the kids and violently attacked the children’s mother before the kidnapping.

“This investigation is very much an ongoing we certainly want to talk about the incident that transpired today and find out everything that happened,” said Lt. Wilkison. “Right now everyone has an overwhelming sense of relief that the kids were found so quickly and they are unharmed that’s the main thing they are okay.”

The father of the children was last seen in a tan van with either a Missouri or Illinois license plates plate with E 15 on them.

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