Police confirm children in Fort Wayne AMBER Alert pronounced dead


Update at 10:42 p.m.: Sgt. Chris Snyder of the Elkhart Police Department gave a statement Monday night regarding the deaths of Liliana Hernandez, 7, and Rene Pasztor, 6.  

A little bit later this evening around 5:30 p.m., one of our officers just leaving the police station; as he crossed the street behind the police station he was wave down by a female driving a vehicle. When he made contact with that female she advised him there were two deceased people in the back of her car. A little bit of investigation was done at that time we were able to determine there were two disease juveniles, a male and a female, in the back see that car. At that time we were also able to determine that vehicle was the one connected to the abduction which led to the AMBER Alert.  At this time we do know that Amber, the woman who allegedly took the children, is with us she's being detained pending some further investigation.

Update at 10:15 p.m.: Elkhart Police confirm both children have been pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say at 5:25 p.m. an officer walking out of the Elkhart Police Department on Marion Street was stopped by a subject driving a vehicle. 

That person, later identified as the biological mother, 29-year-old Amber Pasztor, reported to police there were two deceased children in the backseat of her tan Mercury Mystique that was previously described in the AMBER Alert.

Pasztor who was suspected of the abduction, has been taken into police custody. 

Police say they are trying to determine the whereabouts of the second suspect, Frank Macomber. 

Autopsies are scheduled for Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.

Update at 7:07 p.m. from the Allen County Sheriff's Department: "Indiana Amber Alert Number 06-2016 issued today on Lilian Hernandez and Rene Pasztor has been canceled as of September 26, 2016 at 6:15 PM EDT.  Both children have been located.  This cancellation was requested by the Allen County Sheriff."

Update at 6:33 p.m.: The car described in the AMBER Alert for two Fort Wayne children has been spotted in Elkhart.

The tan Mercury Mystique and license place number fits the vehicle description and is reported to be surrounded in crime scene tape.

No police officers have addressed the the media at this time. 

The conditions of the children are unknown. 

The whereabouts of the two suspects are unknown as well.

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The Allen County Sheriff's Department is investigating the abduction of two children from Fort Wayne, according to a release from the Indiana State Police.

Liliana Hernandez is described as a seven-year-old female with long brown hair and brown eyes. She is 3'4" tall and was last seen wearing a black nightgown.

Rene Pasztor is described as a six-year-old white male with short brown hair and brown eyes. He is 3' tall and was last seen wearing black shorts.

Police believe the children were abducted by their non-custodial mother Amber Pasztor. She is described as a 29-year-old white female with long blonde hair. She is 5'6" tall and approximately 250 lbs. 

Pasztor is believed to be driving a tan Mercury Mystique with an Indiana license plate 982MJS.

According to our Fort Wayne affiliates at 21 Alive, Pasztor is believed to be with Frank Macomber, who is described as a 65-year-old white man.

The children were last seen at 6:21 a.m. Monday and are believed to be in extreme danger.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of the children, please contact the Allen County Sheriff's Department at 260-449-7661.

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