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Santa Barbara Girl Police Say Was Abducted By Father Rescued By SWAT Team

Posted on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 12:50am


Police say a six month old Santa Barbara girl abducted by her father following a domestic violence incident was found near the Mexican border last night, and rescued with the help of a SWAT team.

Nayeli Martinez disappeared from Santa Barbara Sunday night, with her father, Joshua Ivan Martinez.  Santa Barbara Police issued an Amber Alert for the missing girl last night.

At the time, investigators feared that the 28 year old man may have fled with the little girl to Mexico.  Police say they were found in San Ysidro last night, with Martinez arrested, and the girl recovered safely by a SWAT team.


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