FBI thinks south Georgia mom took kids, then fled to Mexico

BRUNSWICK - FBI agents believe a fugitive Brunswick woman who failed to return her two young children to their father after a visit has taken them to into hiding in Mexico.

Maria De La Luz Lara, 34, faces federal charges of international parental kidnapping and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. Glynn County police also have charged Lara with felony interference with child custody, court documents showed.

Also known as Rosaura Rosed, she fled the country after abducting her 11-year-old daughter, Elizabeth Garcia, and 10-year-old son, Abel Garcia Jr., FBI Special Agent Tony Alig told the Georgia Times-Union newspaper.

A federal grand jury indicted Lara on April 9 on the kidnapping charge. U.S. Magistrate James Graham previously issued a federal arrest warrant charging her with unlawful flight. Glynn police filed the state charge against Lara in June after she and the children disappeared, court records showed.

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