Victor Nunez-Coronado, 8, is one of the two missing Phoenix boys, police said. They are believedto be with their father, Dimas Coronado, 47, said the police.
(Phoenix Police department via Associated Press)
The police in Phoenix were searching Saturday for two young boys and their biological father after the boys’ mother fatally shot in the home of the family, along with another victim, described as the mother’s male roommate.
An Amber Alert issued on Saturday said that the father, who as Dimas Coronado, 47, may have the boys of Mexico. But Sgt. Armando Carbajal, a police spokesman, said the researchers had not a good indication of the place of residence of Coronado or the boys.
The mother has been identified as Oralia Nunez, 24, and the other victim was Omar Gonzalez, 34, FOX 10 Phoenix reported.
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The police says that she wants to talk to Coronado on the matter, but he was not charged. Still, police consider him armed and dangerous, the Arizona Republic reported.
The boys were initially identified as 8-year-old Victor Coronado Nunez and 5-year-old Jonathan Coronado Nunez, but the warning was later identified as them Victor Nunez-Coronado and Jonathan Nunez-Coronado.
Police say Coronado 2009 white Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck was found unoccupied about six blocks from the house where the shooting took place. There were no signs of him or the boys.
The researchers believe that the father may now be driving an aqua green Ford truck with a white camper shell and Mexican license plate ZUD7164, FOX 10 reported.
The mother and the Coronado were married but became estranged, and it is not clear whether they were married, Carbajal said.
Police say a family member of a victim called the police early Saturday after finding two people shot to death and the guys gone. The relative said the boys were with their mother the previous evening.
The changed names for boys most likely to appear new information learned by investigators, Carbajal said. The research was in the early stages, he said.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.