Missing Indiana children found safe

Posted at 10:22 AM, Aug 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-10 19:43:36-04

HAMLET, Ind. — Missing children Ayden Javier Mendez, 7, and Yulianna Rose Mendez, 3, were reportedly found safe.

Starke County Sheriff’s Officials tell FOX 17 the AMBER Alert for the two children was canceled as of 9:15 Saturday morning.

The children disappeared around 1:37 a.m. Saturday from Hamlet, which is southwest of South Bend. Police are still investigating the situation and will release more information as it becomes available.

The suspect is identified as Francisco Javier Mendez, a 28-year-old Hispanic male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 175 pounds, black hair with brown eyes, and last seen driving a black 2013 Audi A4 with Indiana license plate number LX5262.