Search for boy in Delta-Mendota canal suspended

A 10th car was pulled from the Delta-Mendota Canal in search for a missing 4-year-old Patterson boy.

January 27, 2011 10:36:12 AM PST
In Stanislaus County, the sheriff's department has temporarily suspended their current search for four-year-old Juliani Cardenas.

Authorities believe Jose Rodriguez kidnapped the boy last Tuesday.

Divers have spent several days searching the Delta-Mendota canal for the vehicle Rodriguez was last seen driving.

A farmworker had previously told investigators that they saw the car go into the canal just after the kidnapping.

Crews pulled 11 vehicles from the canal, in Patterson, over the past few days, but none were the silver Corolla the suspect was driving.

The sheriff now believes they've exhausted the capabilities of their dive operations.

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