Timeline of events: Two children found dead after AMBER Alert issued

September 26

6:21 a.m.  Liliana Hernandez, 7, and Rene Pasztor, 6 were reported missing and possibly abducted from their Fort Wayne home at 7036 US33.

12:30 p.m. (approximately) An AMBER Alert is issued for the two children and their non-custodial mother, Amber Pasztor, 29. The alert includes a description of her vehicle, a tan Mercury Mystique. Police were also looking to speak with 66-year-old Frank Macomber.

5:25 p.m. An Elkhart Police officer is flagged down by the driver of a tan Mercury. She told the officer there were two deceased people in the back seat of her car. The woman was identified as Amber Pasztor and the two people in the back seat were two children, with similar descriptions to the two children in the AMBER Alert.

6:15 p.m. (approximately) The AMBER Alert is canceled because the children were found. Police have not confirmed the identities of the two people in the back of the Mercury. Autopsies are planned for Tuesday.

11:30 p.m. (approximately) The Elkhart Police Department announces Amber Pasztor has been arrested on two counts of murder.

September 27

1:40 a.m. A man's body was found in Fort Wayne, half a mile from the children's home.

3:30 p.m. The body found in the woods has been positively identified as Frank Macomber. His cause of death was gunshot wound and his manner of death was homicide.

3:51 p.m. The Elkhart County Coroner released the autopsy results of the two children whose bodies were found in the car. Liliana Hernandez died from asphyxiation. Rene Pasztor also died of asphyxiation. Both deaths were ruled homicides.

4:15 p.m. Officials held a press conference in Fort Wayne. They released new details including the fact they believe Macomber died before the children were abducted. In addition, the vehicle Pasztor was driving belonged to Macomber.

September 28

2 p.m. (approximately) The probable cause affidavit is released regarding Amber Pasztor's arrest. She told Elkhart Police she smothered her children.

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