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Police search for Van Nuys mother, 13-month-old son

June 5, 2011 |  3:09 pm

Southern California authorities were searching Sunday for a mother who allegedly abducted her 13-month- old son and may have taken him to Mexico.

The mother, Wendy Cervantes, 19, is reported to have fled to Guadalajara with her son, Bryan Bazan, after picking up the boy Wednesday evening from the home of his father, Elim Bazan, 23. The father had sole legal custody of the boy, Los Angeles Police Sgt. Matthew Jacobik said.

Cervantes was supposed to return the boy Saturday morning. When Bryan was not returned, Bazan tried calling Cervantes and went to her Van Nuys home, which was vacant.

During a call to a relative, Bazan learned that Cervantes was heading to Mexico, where her mother lives, Jacobik said.

Cervantes is about 5-foot-1, 170 pounds with brown hair and green eyes. Bryan was wearing a white and red shirt, brown shorts, and blue shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Van Nuys Area Police Station at (818) 374-9500.

-- Carla Rivera