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Posted at 3:21 PM ET, 07/ 3/2010

Amber alert canceled for Adelphi boy

By Denny McAuliffe

Updated, 3:16 p.m.:

Aaron Gamez was returned safe around 2 p.m. this afternoon, Prince George's County police said. Jose Alex Turciso, the ex-boyfriend of Gamez's mother, dropped the boy off in front of a family member's residence in the 6000 block of Rosedale Drive in Hyattsville and then fled, police said.

The boy was unharmed and the police are currently looking for Turciso.

Original post:

Prince George’s County Police issued an amber alert early Saturday for a 2-year-old boy whose mother said was abducted by her ex-boyfriend.

Police identified the missing child as Aaron Gamez of the 9400 block of Adelphi Road in Adelphi. They said his mother reported him missing Friday afternoon and told police that her ex-boyfriend abducted the child in front of the Mount Vernon Metro Station in Washington.

The suspect, Jose Alex Turciso, 22, was driving a 1999 Nissan Sentra with Maryland plates 5FGE91, police said.

Turciso is 5-feet-8 and 195 pounds, has a ponytail hairstyle and was wearing a cream-colored shirt and blue jeans, police said. He has the following tattoos: “LIDIA” on the left side of his neck and “ICE” on his right forearm.

Police said the child, who is 3 feet tall, weighs 40 pounds, has curly bushy hair and was wearing a red shirt and blue pants.

Anyone with information was asked to call 911.

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By Denny McAuliffe  | July 3, 2010; 3:21 PM ET
 
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Comments

A picture of the suspect would be helpful too!

Posted by: RebeccaSDouglas | July 3, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

[The mother] told police that her ex-boyfriend abducted the child in front of the Mount Vernon Metro Station in Washington.
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These Amber Alerts have gotten real old.

Evidently the two-year old child was commuting by himself and was at the metro station alone.

Otherwise, the mother would have been supervising him and would have prevented the abduction by an ex-boyfriend.

Posted by: checkered1 | July 3, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Checkered1....do you know of any woman that could have physically overpowered a 195 pound man and could have stopped him from taking her child, if he was determined to do so...use a little common sense if you have any.

Posted by: reddishblond | July 3, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

reddishblond wrote:

Checkered1....do you know of any woman that could have physically overpowered a 195 pound man and could have stopped him from taking her child, if he was determined to do so...use a little common sense if you have any.

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Give the ironclad determination of most mothers to protect their children, I'd say most women women would have a serious chance of winning that contest. But conditions will vary.

Posted by: RealityCheckerInEffect | July 3, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

It would be helpful to know what color the car is.

Posted by: ladyleo | July 3, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Hope they catch the suspected abductor & place an Immigration Hold on him.

Dropping him off in the 6600 blk of Rosedale in Chillum, to family members, and living in the 9400 blk of Adelphi Rd, I'd also do an Immigration check on the mother.

Posted by: Robbnitafl | July 3, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Amber alerts should not be used for family situations. The public will get sick of them real fast and not pay attention the next time. They interrupted tv channels last night with this and on the news this morning they continued to refer to it as "Breaking News" when in fact it was nothing.

Posted by: MKadyman | July 3, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Some family situations are not just the ex taking the kids to hurt the girlfriend. How do the police know that he's just doing it to scare her and not that he's going to kill the child? You see enough stories about an angry man going and killing his ex and her kids and her parents or even just killing her kids that you have to look for them.

As to mommy having a chance of winning against a 195 lb man- maybe if the kid had been right next to her. But how many of you have your child in arm's reach at all times? They're explorers. If they're within a few feet, I imagine most people don't have a problem- and at that distance, it's easy for someone to grab the kid and run without mom getting close enough to do anything. Or do all of you hold the hand of your child the entire time you ride the metro? You know you don't.

This amber alert turned out well- he saw the report and dumped the kid once he knew the police were looking for him. How would you feel if he decided to kill the kid instead?

Posted by: barbaramusser | July 4, 2010 7:32 AM | Report abuse

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