Amber Alert deactivated for Calif. boy whose dad allegedly stabbed mother


Walter Lara (Left) is being sought after an Amber Alert was issued for his son Adler Lara (right) by the Modesto Police Department.

MODESTO, Calif. — An Amber Alert was briefly issued across California Sunday for an 11-year-old Modesto boy who police say was taken by his father, who allegedly stabbed the child’s mother.

The alert was called off around 1 p.m. after authorities said the boy had been located, though it wasn’t immediately clear whether his father had been arrested.

The boy was identified on the Modesto Police Department’s Facebook page as Adler Lopez Lara. Investigators were also searching for Lara’s father, tentatively identified as Walter Fernando Zuniga Lara of Modesto.

The Amber Alert included San Diego, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Imperial, San Bernardino and Stanislaus counties.

A silver BMW described in the Amber Alert was found unoccupied earlier Sunday, before the child was located.

Prior to the abduction, Walter Lara allegedly stabbed the boy’s mother while in the parking lot of a Motel 6 on West Orangeburg Avenue.

The mother was in critical condition following the attack, the Police Department said.

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