DNA Results Postively Identify Body Found In Canal As Juliani Cardenas

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The California Department of Justice confirmed Friday that the DNA samples submitted for testing in order to determine a positive identification of four-year-old kidnapping victim Juliani Cardenas, has come back a positive match to his mother Tabitha Cardenas.

Cheek swab samples were taken from Juliani’s mother and were matched against samples during the autopsy of Juliani to help determine the results, according to the Department of Justice.

The boy’s mother was notified by detectives of the positive results.

The body, which was found Tuesday in the Delta-Mendota Canal, matched the description of 4-year-old Juliani Cardenas, but the family had been waiting on DNA results from the coroner to start funeral arrangements.  Cardenas was kidnapped from his home two weeks ago.

Meanwhile, the search is continuing for the kidnapping suspect, 27-year-old Jose Rodriguez, the ex-boyfriend of Juliani’s mother. Officials believe his body is also in the canal.

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  1. Kat Heupel says:

    Did you really just say that? You heartless S.O.B.

  2. Monica26 says:

    I’m with you Kat….he must be a relative of Jose. God Bless Juliani’s family.

  3. Veronica Dominguez says:

    I hope they get this jerk! It breaks my heart to see things like this happen to such innocent kids. My condolences go out to Tabitha Cardenas and family, God Bless you.

  4. Mark Ultima says:

    It’s dumb how someone says that the suspect wouldn’t hurt someone. Then the victim gets hurt and dies. In this case the mother said that the dude wouldn’t hurt him. And this happens. They better find this dude..

    1. E.W says:

      , Im sure she was hoping that the guy wouldnt hurt the boy, Im sure . now what i think is who ever family members helping this ediot to escape and do what the unstable man did should have help police rather than help the fugitive, the should be.arresting anyone in connection to his escape.

  5. Leighann says:

    HIS MOM SAID THAT HE IS DANGEROUS WHEN HE DRINKS AND HE DID BUY A BEER BEFORE HE KIDNAPPED THE BOY YOU ARE SO RIGHT KAT HE’S A HEARTLESS S.O.B. SHE DIDNT SAY THAT HE WOULDNT HURT HIM THAT IS WHAT SHE WANTED TO BELIEVE LIKE ANY NATURAL PARENT WOULD WANT TO BELIVE IMAGINE WHAT SHE IS GOING THRU YOU ARE JUST A HEARTLESS PERSON MARK!!

  6. gary says:

    Take some of the responsibility Mom, what kind of an idiot lives with a convicted killer, domestic abuser, and rapist etc … what were you thinking ?????

    1. !!!!! says:

      Gary we as humans make mistakes, how is anyone to really Know what someone would kill, Im sure we all make mistakes, and even than she left him and this is how it ended up. im sure to alot of people she is and idiot, but this happens to man and woman al shapes and sizes, maybe for you it would probably be better to stay and hopes hewouldnt kill her first right she did the right thing, end of it.

  7. Robin says:

    Gary, no one does a background check on someone automatically. Love, trust and hope! Maybe your background isn’t’ good, either. Think your wife should have done one on you? Maybe in these times, they should!

    1. Jessie says:

      I agree with Robin and Kat on this one Gary. A mother just lost her child, can you be anymore of an a$$h@le? This poor family has already been through enough, and this will haunt them the rest of their lives. This woman brought that man home to her child she already knows this, you are not the appropriate one to be judging her. She will be judging herself from here on out and she will have to live with this pain.
      Here is a question for you Gary how would you feel if you were in her shoes?

  8. Opinionater says:

    Find the perp!

  9. veronica says:

    what i dont get is when they called the mother to let her know they found his body the first thing she did was go on facebook..REALLY? hmm

    1. !!! says:

      Veronica !1? the way you would have reacted would have been different, ther is no right or wrong on how she handle it. you can see the pain she in right now.what and idiot.

  10. CSUSgirl says:

    My heart goes out to this woman for the loss of her little boy, and the man is the one to blame, not her. It’s insensitive to talk about her poor decisions in the context of the kidnapping but that said, for the sake of her unborn child I really hope she sets her standards higher for any men she gets involved with now.

    1. roman says:

      I couldn’t help but notice that you wrote “mEn she gets involved with”, NOT mAn. I do believe this is what one would call a “Freudian Slip”.

  11. joe says:

    I’m sure the mom being latino, She will have 5 more Children, To cover the loss

    1. jennifer says:

      Joe… I really don’t wish bad things on people… but by that statement, you proved yourself to be the same coldhearted person as the man who actually commited the crime! I hope your words come to bite you in the butt and you get some bad karma!

  12. sally moreno says:

    even the ones there are married in white and have a nice wedding, don’t know what
    kind of marriage they will have latter, any one knows that from the beinging every thing is roses and latter in years, you fine out that his is a jerk, now anyone who has a
    perfect marriage throw the first stone. there are marriages that only less a month to
    a year, look around and maybe you’ll fine a friend or relatives, that were in the same
    situation as this lady, if you haven’t loss a child you don’t know what the hell you are
    talking about, so don’t put your two cents in, as far as latino and she’ll have more to
    make up for her loss, you haven’t been around other people, the latinos are not the only races that have more than one child. i don’t know what planet you are from.

  13. sally moreno says:

    even the ones that are married in white and have a nice wedding, don’t know what
    kind of marriage they will have latter, any one knows that from the beinging every thing is roses and latter in years, you fine out that his is a jerk, now anyone who has a
    perfect marriage throw the first stone. there are marriages that only less a month to
    a year, look around and maybe you’ll fine a friend or relatives, that were in the same
    situation as this lady, if you haven’t loss a child you don’t know what the hell you are
    talking about, so don’t put your two cents in, as far as latino and she’ll have more to
    make up for her loss, you haven’t been around other people, the latinos are not the only races that have more than one child. i don’t know what planet you are from.

  14. RYU says:

    IM SHOCKED ON WHAT HAS BEEN POSTED FROM SOME OF U OUT THERE. LETS PRAY FOR THIS MOTHER & HER FAMILY. & DROP ALL THE NEGATIVE COMMENTS. THANKS

  15. PRR says:

    RYU I agree with you 100% and for Joe you are a very heartless person to post something like that on the internet, I hope you will never feel the pain this woman is feeling. It doesn’t matter how many children she has or will have the lose of a child is the type of pain no one could ever forget. I was raised if you have nothing nice to say then don’t say anything at all and that goes for all of you that posted insentive feelings for this family. Ny thoughts and prayers go out to this family.

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