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Arrest warrant issued for mother of missing Cedar Park boy


CEDAR PARK

Arrest warrant issued for mother of missing boy

A father is seeking help to find his son, who went missing back in September, he said.

Alexander Rodriguez, 24, last saw 5-year-old Alan Rodriguez on Sept. 2 when Alan left their Cedar Park home to spend time with his mother, he said.

Rodriguez believes that Alan is still with his mother, 24-year-old Anais Lechuga. Last week, police issued a warrant for Lechuga’s arrest, according to Rodriguez and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which has listed Alan as a missing child.

The warrant out for the arrest of Lechuga is for interference with child custody, according to a spokeswoman for the Cedar Park Police Department.

Rodriguez said he believes Lechuga took Alan because Rodriguez was given full custody of Alan back in August. Lechuga still had visitation rights.

“I’m really distraught,” Rodriguez said. “I wish that she had made a better decision. I wasn’t keeping her away from him, even though I had primary custody. I didn’t hesitate to let him go with her. I just wish she’d gone about this a different way. He needs both parents.”

Rodriguez said he thinks Lechuga may be in Austin, San Antonio or Del Rio.

If you see one or both of these people, call 911 or call the Cedar Park Police Department at 512-260-4600.

— American-Statesman staff

DEL VALLE

Deputies find body in vehicle

Authorities are investigating a body that was found Saturday morning in a vehicle near Del Valle.

The body of a Hispanic man in his 20s was found around 11 a.m. Saturday near Texas 71 and Doctor Scott Drive near Del Valle High School, said Kristen Dark, Travis County sheriff’s office spokeswoman.

There were no obvious signs of foul play, Dark said, and there was no reason to believe that residents in the area were in danger.

Dark said authorities do not believe that this death is related to previous homicides in the Del Valle area. “We’ve had a series of bodies that have been found in Del Valle since September,” she said. “We won’t rule that out but there is no evidence to suggest that at all.”

In early September four people were found dead after a house fire in Del Valle, and in late September two men were found dead in the area.

The sheriff’s office is not aware of any missing person reports from Del Valle, Dark said.

An autopsy by the Travis County Medical Examiner is pending, she said.

— Nicole Barrios, American-Statesman



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