Search continues for boy swiped from grandmother's arms
Juliani Cardenas was not in a car pulled from a California canal, police said.
January 22nd, 2011
01:30 PM ET

Search continues for boy swiped from grandmother's arms

A car pulled from a California canal Friday night was not the same vehicle a witness claimed he saw being driven into the water with a young boy trapped inside, the Stanislaus Sheriff's Department said Saturday.

Authorities are continuing to search the canal near the area where a 4-year-old boy was abducted earlier this week.

Police say Jose Esteban Rodriguez snatched Juliani Cardenas from his grandmother's arms Tuesday afternoon in the northern California town of Patterson.

Divers using sonar equipment were preparing to search the water Saturday, including one section of the 17-feet-deep canal that goes underground, said Raj Singh, a spokesman for the sheriff's department.

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  1. banasy

    This article was haphazardly put together, at best. It's confusing to me!

    I REALLY hope they find the poor kid alive and well, though.

    January 22, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  2. COL. BAT GUANO

    They will probably find several cars before they find the right one.

    January 22, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. lonana smith

    Its so sad i really hope that the little kid is alive annd vey healthy!!

    January 22, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. RUFFNUTT

    i think the article means they found some other stolen car down there.

    January 22, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy

    Oops my bad; I read the entire article, and they are finding a TON of different cars down there!

    My next thought would be: why isn't the exact location that the "witness" saw the car being driven in being searched? I would hope that said witness called 911 immediately after seeing this...but that's just what I would do.

    Maybe they'll find Jimmy Hoffa!

    Most of all, I really hope they DON'T find young Juliani in the water, but alive and well.

    January 22, 2011 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  6. JD

    Hope the child is found alive and well

    January 22, 2011 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  7. lisamartin23

    "Clearance Auto Insurance" will give you a break if you buy two or more types of insurance. You may also get a reduction if you have more than one vehicle insured with the same company.

    January 23, 2011 at 3:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Donna

      How dare you take advantage of this sad situation to promote your damn insurance crap! You are one sick mother!!!!!!!!

      January 28, 2011 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. RUFFNUTT

    the grand mother should have turned and said.. swiper no swiping, swiper no swiping, swiper no swiping.. and that might have helped.. it worked for my friend dora.

    January 23, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • brittany

      are you serious?? they are talking about a little kid being kidnapped and maybe dead and you are talking about dora?? wow.....how ignorant

      February 1, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  9. brittany

    i think it is crazy!! poor kid it makes me wanna cry......but yea they will probably find alot of cars before they find the right one

    February 1, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |