MODESTO (CBS13) — Authorities say the children allegedly abducted by their father in Riverside County have been found safe in Modesto.
An Amber Alert was issued late Friday night for the two children, 9-year-old Gino Costello and 5-year-old Memphis Zeko. The alert also listed a woman — Mariela Costello, 32 – as a victim and said all three victims were in danger. Authorities did not say if the woman was the children’s mother.READ MORE: 1 Dead, 5 Hospitalized After Violent Night In Stockton
The father was identified as Nicholas Zeko, 34.
All were last seen in Riverside County around 10 a.m. Thursday and were believed to be near Modesto.READ MORE: Coast Guard: 1,200-Foot Ship Dragged California Oil Pipeline
On Saturday, the Modesto Police Department announced that the two children and suspect Nicholas Zeko were found at a local hotel around midnight. The children were unharmed.
The woman, Costello, has still not been located.MORE NEWS: Sacramento Non-Profit Aims To Help Single Moms During Holidays
Nicholas Zeko has been taken into custody.