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UPDATE: Salinas mom returns abducted son to police

Claims she was unaware she was being sought

SALINAS, Calif. - UPDATE 8/8/16 2:35 PM: Yvonne Chaboya, the homeless Salinas mother sought for abducting her 6-year-old son, surrendered to police Monday morning, saying she had no idea that police were looking for her.

Chaboya and her son arrived at the Salinas Police Department around 11:00 a.m.. She told police she did not realize she violated a court-ordered custody agreement when she took the boy camping last week.

Police say the boy was in good health and appeared to have been well cared for.

Chaboya surrendered the child to the custodial guardian. Police forwarded the case to the Monterey County District Attorney's office for review and prosecution.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Salinas Police Department is asking for your help in finding a missing child abducted by his biological mother.

Police say on Tuesday, 41-year-old Yvonne Chaboya went to visit her 6-year-old son, Richard Martinez in Salinas. She never returned with the boy, even though she has no parental rights.

They were last seen on Katherine Avenue towards South Main Street. If you know where they are, call 911 or the Salinas Police Department's non-emergency number (831) 758-7321.

-Yvonne Chaboya is described as an Asian female, 125 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. She is a transient and was last seen wearing a grey shirt, blue pants and no shoes.

-Richard Martinez is described as a Hispanic/Asian male, 80 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue tank top, black shorts and black tennis shoes.


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