A 32-year-old Lake Elsinore woman who does not have legal custody of her two boys snatched the children away during a supervised, court-ordered visitation at a McDonald’s restaurant in El Monte, a police lieutenant said Sunday, May 22.
At about noon Saturday, the father of Daniel Velasquez, 10, and JamesVelasquez, 6, dropped them off at 11650 Valley Blvd. for a court-ordered visitation with their mother, Emily Lynn Moon, according to El Monte police Sgt. Richard Luna.
The boys were with Moon when the designated court monitor left momentarily. The monitor returned and found that Moon and the children were no longer in the restaurant, Luna said. The monitor checked the surrounding area and did not locate Moon or the boys.
It is believed Moon may have taken the boys to her Lake Elsinore home at 32538 Mission Trail, he said.
“There is no suspected threat to the children’s physical health or well being,” said Luna, adding that Moon’s current emotional state was unknown. Moon was described as a 5-foot, 98-pound white woman with a thin build, blond hair and hazel eyes.
El Monte police asked anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of Moon or her boys to call them at (626) 580-2114.