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Kidnap Suspect's Car Found, California Boy Still Missing

Photo Courtesy - KGO-TV San Francisco(PATTERSON, Calif.) -- Authorities in California continue to search for a four-year-old boy who went missing on Jan. 18.

On Friday divers searched the Delta-Mendota Canal and found the silver Toyota Corolla which they say Jose Esteban Rodriguez was driving when he abducted Juliani Cardenas. Neither Rodriguez nor Cardenas was found inside the vehicle. Authorities say divers will return to the canal on Saturday to continue to search for the missing boy and his alleged abductor.

Investigators began searching the canal after a witness reported seeing a car that matched the description of the suspect’s car drive into the canal. The witness also recalled seeing a man and a child in the car when it went into the canal.

Cardenas was with his grandmother, Amparo Cardenas, in Patterson, Calif., when Rodriguez snatched the child and fled. Rodriguez is the ex-boyfriend of the child’s mother, Tabitha Cardenas.

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