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Authorities search for woman suspected of abducting sons

June 24, 2012 |  9:42 pm

 Authorities were searching Sunday for a woman who they said abducted her two young sons and may be planning to leave the country.

Rachel Ann Guerrero, 30, was having lunch with the children’s paternal grandmother Friday when she left with her 21-month-old and 6-year-old sons, according to Sgt. Barry Shapiro of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Guerrero does not have custody of the children and did not have permission to take them, officials said.

Guerrero agreed to return the children to their maternal grandfather, who has full custody, at a local amusement park later in the day Friday but did not turn up, they said.

L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services officials told authorities Saturday that the children were missing and that they may be in danger because Guerrero suffers from mental health and substance abuse issues.

Guerrero may be planning to flee with the children to the Dominican Republic, officials said.

She is about 5 feet, 5 inches tall; weighs about 110 pounds; has black hair and brown eyes; and frequents the Carson and San Pedro areas, they said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Carson sheriff’s station watch commander at (310) 830-1123. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call (800) 222-TIPS.

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Photo: Rachel Ann Guerrero. Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

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