Parents of 25 Abandoned Kids Likely Kidnapped

Boys and girls found wandering streets of Nuevo Laredo on Monday
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 4, 2011 9:44 AM CST
A child, but not one of the abandoned ones, in Nuevo Laredo.   (AP Photo/Miguel Tovar)

(Newser) – More sad news from Mexico: The parents of 25 children found abandoned in a Mexican border city on Monday were likely kidnapped, according to an official. The eight boys and 17 girls, who reportedly range from a few months in age to 10 years old, were found wandering the streets of Nuevo Laredo, which is just across the border from Laredo, Texas. The official told local media yesterday that police have "evidence that indicates that their parents were kidnapped and that was the reason they were abandoned." The AP notes that the area is rife with violent drug cartels.

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