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Amber Alert leads to discovery of 3 bodies, including 2 kids

New York Daily News New York Daily News 27/09/2016 DAVID BOROFF
Amber Pasztor © AP Photo Amber Pasztor

A 29-year-old Indiana woman has been arrested on two counts of murder after her young son and daughter were found dead in a car on Monday, authorities say.

Police had issued an Amber Alert earlier in the day for siblings Liliana Hernandez, 7, and 6-year-old Rene Pasztor, saying they were "believed to be in extreme danger."

And early Tuesday cops said they found the body of a man they believe was an acquaintance of the children's mother.

Autopsies on the boy and girl are scheduled for Tuesday morning in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Mother Amber Pasztor of Fort Wayne was being held in the Elkhart County jail, 70 miles away, and has yet to be formally charged.

Amber Pasztor cooperated with law enforcement as she was handcuffed and didn't appear to have any physical injuries.

“When (the officer) made contact with that female, she advised him that there were two deceased people" in the car," Sgt. Chris Snyder of the Elkhart Police Department told the Elkhart Truth.

Cops were searching for 65-year-old Frank Macomber, who they believe was with Amber Pasztor on Monday, when they found the body of an older male early Tuesday in a wooded area near his Fort Wayne home. An autopsy is planned Tuesday to determine the man's identity and what caused his death.

"We would very much like to talk to him,” Sgt. Snyder told the Elkhart Truth, before the body was found. "We feel he may have some information to assist with this investigation."

Amber Pasztor did not have legal custody of the children, who were taken from Fort Wayne. Police did not say who the children were living with when and why they were abducted.

The suspect had taken the children from a Fort Wayne home at approximately 6:20 a.m. on Monday, according to the newspaper. The Amber Alert had been issued six hours later.

"Obviously there are quite a few miles between Elkhart County and Allen County, so that's something that will come out as the investigation moves forward," Sgt. Snyder told the paper. "Right now, we don't know why they ended up in Elkhart, why they left Allen County — what brought them here."

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