pasztorELKHART, IN – Two children are dead and their non-custodial mother has been arrested following an Amber Alert that ended with their dead bodies being found in the back seat of her car.

According to the Allen County Sheriff’s Department, the two children, Liliana Hernandez, 6, and Rene Pasztor, 7, were abducted from their beds at their grandparent’s house around 6 a.m. Monday morning.

Ricky Green, the children’s grandfather, said the that their mother, 29-year-old Amber Pasztor, broke in through the front door after he had left for work and abducted the two children while his wife was sleeping in a back room. Pasztor left her 3-year-old at the home.

Green said the children were in school and had been extremely happy living with him. They had been in his custody for about a year due to their mother’s on-going drug issues.

An Amber Alert was issued within the hour but was called off at 6:15 p.m. that night after Pasztor approached an officer leaving the Elkhart Police Department and said there were two deceased individuals in the back of the car she was driving.

That’s when her two children were found dead in the back seat of her car. She was arrested without incident and is currently being detained in the Elkhart County Correctional Facility.

Police say that Frank Macomber, 65, was with Pasztor when the children were taken. Macomber’s daughter claims her father may be in danger as well. Authorities said that a body found Tuesday is that of an older man that fits Macomber’s description.

Pasztor has been charged in the past with multiple traffic offenses, including drunken driving, operating a motor vehicle without a license, and battery and invasion of privacy. She also had an imminent trespass case to appear in court. She can now add two counts of murder and kidnapping to her lengthy rap sheet.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with burial expenses for Rene Pasztor and Liliana Hernandez.


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