Mom, child missing after kidnapping

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The search continued late Aug. 31 for a 1-year-old child and his mother who were taken from their Commerce City home at gunpoint.


Officials issued an Amber Alert for the toddler, Zahid Adams. He and his mother, Samantha Adams, have not been seen since the incident began. The getaway car turned up in Pueblo around 4 p.m. But the Adamses and the suspect, 22-year-old Mauricio Venzor-Gonzalez, were not with the car. Authorities said the child is the son of Venzor-Gonzales and Ms. Adams.

Police up and down the Front Range searched the I-25 corridor without success. At 7 p.m., the Adams County Sheriff's Department tweeted it had no new leads.

Sheriff's officials say Venzor-Gonzalez may be armed and may have a shaved head. Media reports say Venzor-Gonzalez is 5 feet 6 inches tall with black hair and brown eyes. He weighs about 130 pounds and was last seen wearing a black baseball cap.

Those with information should call 720-322-1313.

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