AMBER Alert for two missing children in Starke County cancelled

(Photo supplied/Indiana State Police)

UPDATE: The AMBER Alert was cancelled as of 9:20 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10. The children were reported to be safe.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Hamlet Police Department has requested the activation of an AMBER Alert from Hamlet, Indiana, which is in Starke County.

The victims, Ayden Javier Mendez, is a 7 year old Hispanic male, 3 feet tall, 45 pounds, brown hair with brown eyes, and last seen wearing a black basketball jersey with “MEXICO” written on it and black shorts.

Yulianna Rose Mendez, is a 3 year old Hispanic female, 2 feet 6 inches tall, 30 pounds, brown hair with brown eyes, and last seen wearing a white shirt with colored designs on the front and turquoise shorts.

Ayden and Yulianna were last seen on Saturday, August 8, 2019, at 1:37 am in Hamlet, Indiana and is believed to be in extreme danger.

The suspect, Francisco Javier Mendez, is a 28 year old Hispanic male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 175 pounds, black hair with brown eyes, and last seen driving a black 2013 Audi A4 with Indiana plate number LE5262.

If you have any information on this incident, contact the Hamlet Police Department at 574-773-3771 Option 1 or 911.


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