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Fresno Police said a man tried to lure several young children into his pickup truck in the 2800 block of East Hammond Avenue in Fresno. When the children resisted, he allegedly grabbed Cardenaz and left with her in an unknown direction, police said.
Police had described the possible suspect as a 25-year-old man.
Fresno Police activated an Amber Alert in western Nevada and eastern California after the kidnapping.
Related EDIS Alert text: *UPDATE* ***CANCEL CANCEL CANCEL CANCEL CANCEL CANCEL ON OCTOBER 5, 2010, AT 0712 HOURS ELISA CARDENAS WAS SAFELY RECOVERED IN THE CITY OF FRESNO. THE SUSPECT AND VEHICLE ARE STILL OUTSTANDING. ON OCTOBER 4, 2010, AT 08:28 PM, ELISA CARDENAS WAS ABDUCTED FROM FRESNO/FRESNO/CA. ELISA CARDENAS IS AN 8 YEAR OLD HISPANIC FEMALE, 4 FEET TALL, 60 POUND JUVENILE WITH BROWN HAIR, AND BROWN EYES, LAST SEEN WEARING A LIGHT PURPLE SWEATER WITH WINNIE THE POOH ON THE FRONT AND LIGHT BLUE JEANS. THE SUSPECT IS POSSIBLY A 25 YEAR OLD CAUCASIAN OR LIGHT SKINNED HISPANIC MALE, 6 FEET TALL, 200 POUNDS, WITH COMBED BACK HAIR OR BALD. LAST SEEN WEARING A WHITE TANK TOP AND BLUE JEANS. INITIAL REPORTS DESCRIBE THE SUSPECT DRIVING A 1980 OR 1990 FORD PICKUP SINGLE CAB, POSSIBLY BROWN AND RED WITH A WHITE HORIZONTAL PEN STRIPE ON THE SIDE AND AN UNKNOWN LICENSE PLATE. FURTHER INVESTIGATION INDICATES THE VEHICLE COULD BE DESCRIBED AS A TWO TONED LATE 70'S CHEVY PICKUP WITH LARGE WHITE STRIPES ON THE SIDES. IF SEEN CONTACT FRESNO POLICE DEPARTMENT AT (559) 621-7000. CHP ENTAC/JOB 1286290897964