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Mother of missing SA children returns them safely to legal guardian, police looking to charge her after she is captured


UPDATE – The three children who were taken by their non-custodial mother have been returned following multiple media outlets reporting the missing children.

Police stated that the mother had taken the children on Wednesday, although she did not have custody of them.

It was said by authorities that once the mother saw the news reports shared on Saturday, she decided to return the children.

Police added that the mother had arranged for a relative to pick up the children and transport them to the police station.

All three children were said to be unharmed and safe. Officials said that the children have been safely returned to their legal guardian.

The mother, Amanda Olivarez, faces multiple charges in connection to the abduction of the three children but she has not been apprehended yet.

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Police Department is currently searching for three missing and endangered children who were reportedly taken by their non-custodial biological mother, Amanda Olivarez, 37, on Wednesday.

Amanda Olivarez | San Antonio Police Department

The three children, 13-year-old Boae Santos, 7-year-old Noah Martinez, and 5-year-old Nathan Martinez.were last seen on Wednesday in the 600 block of Gillette Boulevard when the mother took them from a family member’s care.

Olivarez was stripped of her rights to her three children by Child Protective Services, however, the reasoning behind this decision has not been announced at this time.

Boae Santos and Noah Martinez are said by police to have medical conditions that require a doctor.

The children are described as having straight ear top hair, brown hair and brown eyes.

A description of the suspect vehicle is still being determined by the Texas Department of Public Safety but officials believe the mother is taking her children in the direction of the Rio Grande Valley.

Please contact the San Antonio Police Department Missing Unit at 210-207-7660 with any information that may lead authorities to find these three children.

This is a developing story.

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