Utah Amber Alert Cancelled; Abducted Children, Parents Found In New Mexico

CLINTON, Utah, May 5, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Law enforcement officials in Davis County have cancelled an Amber Alert issued Thursday night involving the non-custodial abduction of two children from Clinton on Thursday afternoon.

The alert was cancelled shortly after 5 a.m. amid media reports the missing children were safe and their parents were in custody after being recognized by a hotel clerk in Gallup, New Mexico.

Other circumstances surrounding the discovery were not immediately revealed.

According to Davis County Sheriff’s Office, the children’s parents, Christopher Montoya and Monica Martinez, appeared at a babysitter’s home about 3 p.m. Thursday and took the children without authorization. The children had been previously placed in state custody.

The children ─ 11-month-old Cynthia Montoya and 3-year-old Marae Montoya ─ were considered endangered due concerns their parents may be impaired by drugs or alcohol.

The parents were also said to be known transients with violent tendencies and mental issues.

Christopher Montoya - UtahPolice said the couple, Christopher Montoya and Monica Martinez, and was likely armed and urged anyone who saw might see them to contact authorities immediately.

Monica Montoya - Utah


They family was believed to be traveling in a white four-door Cadillac sedan with Utah license plate E718JT.


Gephardt Daily will update this story as information becomes available.


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