NORCROSS - Police searched Friday for a Norcross man they believe abducted a young girl and fled for Mexico. Authorities called off an alert for the girl late Friday night but were not available to explain why before press time.
A Levi's Call was issued Friday afternoon for Anahi Gutierrez Florez, 5. The dark-haired child could be wearing a red shirt with kittens. She is believed to be with her mother, Maria Florez, 36, police said.
Levi's Calls are Georgia's version of Amber Alerts.
Police searched Friday for Maria Florez's boyfriend, Bernardo Amastal Toxtle, 26, of 1955 Indian Trail Road, Apt. 310, Norcross. He is wanted in Gwinnett County for child molestation and aggravated sodomy.
According to a warrant issued Wednesday, Toxtle fled his home when Norcross investigators arrived to arrest him. Police believe all three were traveling together Friday.
"We believe they're headed back to Mexico," Norcross Police Department Detective Keith Dampier said.
Police found a green Mazda 626 in Cobb County on Thursday that they believe the couple was traveling in. Investigators could offer no further clues as to where the trio might be.
Toxtle is described as 5 feet tall, 160 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He has a tattoo of a panther on his right arm and a tattoo of numbers on his left, police said.
Police urge anyone with information to call Norcross police Detective Keith Dampier at 770-448-2111 or e-mail email@example.com. Anonymous tips can be left by calling 770-448-6457.