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Mother Dead, but 4 Missing Brothers Found Safe

Police rescue them after highway standoff with dad
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 11, 2014 12:42 PM CST
4 Brothers Missing Since Last Week Found Safe
This combination photo released by the Montebello, Calif., Police Department shows the Perez family.   (AP Photo/Montebello Police Department)

(Newser) – Four California brothers missing since Friday and sought in an Amber Alert have been found safe. The Perez boys, ages 6 to 11, went missing along with their parents, Daniel and Erica Perez, and yesterday, authorities found one of the family's cars—with Erica Perez's body inside. Police believed the boys to be with Daniel Perez in the family's other car, and CHP officers located that vehicle today. A pursuit ensued, and after the vehicle came to a stop on a San Diego highway, officers started negotiating with Perez, NBC San Diego reports. Eventually, Perez exited the car holding one boy's hand and walked to the edge of the ramp the car was on; officers tackled him and took him into custody. (Read more missing child stories.)

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