Kidnapped Child Found Safe

Carlos Orozco was taken just before noon.

The following is a statement from the Minneapolis Police Department: 

This morning, just before noon, officers in the Third Precinct responded to an address in the 2100 block of Portland Avenue South in response to a 911 call from a mother reporting her 8 month old baby boy, Carlos Orozco, had been kidnapped.

Officers learned that the mother had placed the child in a car seat in the apartment and had gone to take a shower.  When the mother returned a few minutes later the child was gone.

Investigators from the Minneapolis Police Department’s Homicide Unit began an immediate investigation and learned that a recent acquaintance of the mother had been paying an inordinate amount of attention to child.  Using this as a starting point the investigators began working the case.  Investigators determined that this acquaintance was the most likely suspect and were able to identify her as Isabel Diaz Castillo.

Information was provided to the public and media through a number of sources and an Amber Alert was issued by the BCA.  Just before 4 pm this afternoon 911 received an anonymous tip directing officers to a residence in the 3700 block of 3rd Avenue South.  The child was located safe in the basement of the residence and the suspect, Castillo, was arrested.  This residence reportedly belongs to a relative of Castillo’s.

The Minneapolis Police Department would like to thank the Twin Cities’ media, the BCA and the City of Minneapolis Traffic and Parking Services Office for their assistance in this case.

The child is being medically evaluated as a precaution and has been reunited with his mother.


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