2-Month-Old Found Safe in Mexico After Kidnapping - NBC 7 San Diego

2-Month-Old Found Safe in Mexico After Kidnapping

Documents from Child Protective Services show the agency was worried the baby's mother would flee with the child

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    2-Month-Old Found Safe in Mexico After Kidnapping

    The boy's father, Jose Garcia, spent three long days searching for his son. Max Garcia’s mother took the baby and fled to Mexico. NBC 7's Ashley Matthews reports. (Published Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016)

    A two-month-old baby was found safe Saturday after being kidnapped and taken to Mexico.

    The boy's father, Jose Garcia, spent three long days searching for his son. Max Garcia’s mother took the baby and fled to Mexico.

    The baby's father received a tip from Facebook from one of her ex-boyfriends that ultimately led to her and the baby.

    Now, the father is faced with a new challenge: when he's going to get his son back.

    Garcia said his son is safe at a facility in Mazatlán and his ex-girlfriend has been released from custody. Garcia, relieved but frustrated that he has no clue when he'll get his son back, says he's heard next to nothing from law enforcement. "I think I have that right to know how my son is going to be transported back and where he's at and what time because he is a two month old baby," Garcia said.

    The baby's mother, Erika Ramos Saucedo, is accused of kidnapping Max and taking him to Mexico. On Thursday, a county worker with Child Protective Services left max alone with Ramos; she then fled in her car. A Facebook tip led federal authorities to Mazatlán; a little more than one thousand miles from National City, where she has family. Jose Garcia is working with private investigator Bill Garcia, who found her car Saturday. "We did locate the car in the outskirts of Tijuana. In the furthest eastern most part of Tijuana," said Bill Garcia.

    Documents from Child Protective Services regarding Ramos show the agency was worried that Ramos would flee with her child based on past behavior.  There is also a long list of domestic violence cases against Ramos. Garcia is worried on the fate of his son once he gets back to the United States. Garcia added, “my son is still going to cross the border and go back to CPS' hands, you know the people who are responsible who in fact lost my son."

    Garcia told NBC 7 Ramos has five children and does not have custody of any of them.

    National City Police will be working on a criminal case against Ramos, and submitting that to the District Attorney's office.

    A warrant will be in the system for Ramos if or when she comes back to the United States.