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Police: Warrants issued for couple who took kids
Reportedly tased, bound caseworker

Luis and Andrea Ramirez

Luis and Andrea Ramirez

TUCSON — Tucson police say felony arrest warrants have been issued for a couple who allegedly bound a child case aide before kidnapping their two children during what was supposed to be a supervised visit Friday.

Police say the warrant accuses non-custodial parents 30-year-old Luis Ramirez and 28-year-old Andrea Ramirez of kidnapping and domestic violence-kidnapping. An Amber Alert was issued Friday for 5-year-old Luis Ramirez Jr. and 6-month-old Khamilla Ramirez.


Kahmila Ramirez and Luis Ramirez Jr. were reported taken by their parents. (Tucson Police Department)

According to police, the couple took the children during a park visit and that the state Department of Child Safety contract aide was threatened with a stun gun and tied to a tree with duct tape but not seriously injured.

Police say Luis Ramirez and Andrea Ramirez were arraigned Wednesday on sexual exploitation of a minor charges not involving their children.

The Amber Alert, at press time Saturday, remained in effect.

The suspects were last seen in Tucson in a 1996 green Toyota Camry, Arizona license plate BKH8427.

The father, Luis Ramirez, was last seen wearing a red and white striped polo and blue jeans. He is 5-foot-6 and weighs 200 pounds; he has a mustache and beard.

The mother, Andrea Ramirez, was last seen wearing a white shirt and blue jeans. Her hair was in a bun. She is 5-foot-1 and 195 pounds.

Five-year-old Luis Ramirez Jr. was wearing a grey polo and khaki shorts, and 6-month-old Khamilia Ramirez was wearing a onesie with yellow ruffles.

Police dispatch in the Prescott area, on Friday afternoon, stated a car matching the description may have been seen on Interstate 17 northbound coming up on Cortes Junction.

Anyone with information about this case should call 911.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.


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