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Elijah Cardenas Abduction: Stacy Nicole Patterson Suspected Of Kidnapping 2-Year-Old Son

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Elijah Cardenas, 2, is believed to have been abducted by his biological mother, Stacy Nicole Patterson, on Wednesday morning.
Elijah Cardenas, 2, is believed to have been abducted by his biological mother, Stacy Nicole Patterson, on Wednesday morning.

UPDATE: Elijah Cardenas has been found safe.

The National Weather Service Phoenix has issued an emergency alert for a 2-year-old boy reportedly kidnapped from a McDonald's restaurant in Rialto, Calif.

Police believe that Elijah Cardenas, a 2-year-old white male, was abducted by his biological mother, 21-year-old Stacy Nicole Patterson.

Both Cardenas and his younger sister are in foster care, CBS reports. On Wednesday morning, however, Child Protective Services was supervising a visit between Patterson and her two children at a McDonald's restaurant.

53-year-old James Alan Krost accompanied Patterson to the visit, though his relationship to her is unclear.

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At 10:12 a.m., Patterson allegedly abducted Cardenas from the restaurant. A CPS Worker was putting Cardenas' sister into the car when Patterson reportedly grabbed the boy and fled, according to KTLA.

Police say Patterson and Krost drove off together in a black 2004 Dodge Ram, California license plate number is 7N59099.

Cardenas' sister has been returned to her foster parents.

Police describe Patterson as a white female, 5 foot 5 inches tall, and 140 pounds with brown hair and green eyes.

Krost is a white male, 6 foot tall and 225 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Patterson does not have legal custody of her children due to a child abuse investigation.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Detective Anthony Quinonez at (909) 421-7264.

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