AMBER Alert in Indiana canceled, 2 children safe

The Amber Alert has been canceled and the two children are safe, police said.

No other information was available.

INITIAL REPORT:

A statewide Amber Alert was issued Saturday morning for two children believed to be in extreme danger, according to Indiana State Police.

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Ayden Javier Mendez, 7, and Yulianna Rose Mendez, 3, were last seen around 1:30 a.m. in Hamlet, Indiana, which is about 140 miles north of Indianapolis.

Ayden is described as a Hispanic male, 3 feet tall, 45 pounds with brown hair and eyes. He was last seen wearing a black basketball jersey with Mexico written on it and black shorts.

Yulianna is a Hispanic female, 2-foot-6 and about 30 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a white T-shirt with colored designs on the front and turquoise shorts. 

The suspect, Francisco Javier Mendez, is a 28-year-old Hispanic man, 5-foot-6, 175 pounds, black hair with brown eyes, and last seen driving a black 2013 Audi A4 with Indiana license plate number LE5262.

Francisco Javier Mendez-Jimenez

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