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Fernando Marez (left) Alexia Marez (right)

UPDATE: The two children were found safe in Fairmount City, Illinois, police said. Officers are now in the process of uniting the kids with their mother. The AMBER Alert has been canceled.

Police say the children’s father, Fernando Marez-Carreas is still at-large and they are still searching for him in connection with the on-going investigation.

Original story:

ST. CHARLES, Mo. — The St. Charles Police Department issued an AMBER Alert on Friday for a child abduction that occurred at 2009 Santa Monica Street between 10:30 and 11 a.m.

Fernando Marez

Police say Fernando Marez, a 3-year-old Hispanic boy, and Alexia Marez, a 1-year-old Hispanic girl were abducted.

Fernando was wearing a blue shirt and grey sweatpants, Alexia was wearing a white and pink flower onesie with blue pants.

The suspected vehicle is a tan four-door SUV, with partial Illinois or Missouri registration E15.

The suspect is Fernando Marez, a 24-year-old Hispanic man who is 5’7″ and weighs 145 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black vest, blue T-shirt, dark blue jeans and Champion shoes.

Police say he assaulted the mother of the children and threatened to kill one of the children before leaving the scene westbound with another unknown Hispanic man and woman in the vehicle.

If you’ve seen the kids, suspect or vehicle, call 911 or 636-949-3300.

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