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Brothers, 8 and 5, Missing After Mom, Housemate Found Dead

Amber Alert issued in Phoenix
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 1, 2018 3:48 PM CDT
The Phoenix Police Department tweeted a photo of the brothers.   (Phoenix Police Department)

(Newser) – Authorities have issued an Amber Alert for two young brothers and their biological father missing since the boys' mother and a male housemate were found fatally shot in the Phoenix home where the victims lived. The alert issued Saturday said 47-year-old Dimas Coronado may have fled to Mexico with the boys, the AP reports. Police want to talk to him about the case but he hasn't been charged. Police said Coronado has a 2009 white Chevrolet Silverado four-door truck with custom rims and Arizona temporary license 43644T.

Police initially identified the boys as 8-year-old Victor Coronado Nunez and 5-year-old Jonathan Coronado Nunez but the alert later identified them as Victor Nunez-Coronado and Jonathan Nunez-Coronado. Police spokesman Sgt. Armando Carbajal said the revised names likely reflected information newly learned by detectives.

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