Isabel Diaz-Castillo charged with Minneapolis baby kidnapping - KMSP-TV

'THAT’S MY BABY!' Charges in abduction of 8-month-old Minneapolis boy

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Kidnapping charges were filed Friday morning against Isabel Diaz-Castillo, who was arrested in Wednesday's abduction of 8-month-old Carlos Orozco in south Minneapolis.

Minneapolis police officers were called to Victoria Orozco's apartment on Portland Ave. around noon Wednesday, after she stepped out of the shower and noticed Carlos was missing.

Investigators learned Orozco and Diaz-Castillo had just recently met, and that Diaz-Castillo had extreme interest in Carlos, claiming she had recently had a miscarriage.

On Wednesday, Diaz-Castillo agreed to come to Orozco's apartment to loan her some money, but never showed up despite several phone calls. The last time Victoria Orozco spoke to Diaz-Castillo was when she said she was about to take a shower.

Victoria Orozco tells FOX 9 despite what is mentioned in the criminal complaint, she has never had a text message correspondence with Castillo. Orozco claims Castillo called her several times that morning, and she only picked up one of her phone calls.

Investigators learned Diaz-Castillo and her 12-year-old son were seen near Orozco's apartment around the time of the kidnapping. An AMBER Alert was triggered when police identified her as the suspect in the case, leading to a 911 call from a teenager and her father who spotted Diaz-Castillo's red Kia Sportage.

Officers rushed to the scene and learned Diaz-Castillo was inside a relative's home with a baby. Carlos Orozco was rescued from the basement of the home, but not without resistance from Diaz-Castillo, who screamed "That's my baby!" and wouldn't let him go.

Diaz-Castillo had told family she had given birth to a child but that the child had been taken back to Mexico. She claimed Carlos was that baby and said he had just been returned to her.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement placed an immigration hold on Diaz-Castillo, who has two sons of her own. Family members say they are currently making arrangements for the boys to live with their aunts and uncles

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