PHOENIX (AP) – An Amber Alert was issued on Saturday for two young brothers and their biological father missing since the boys’ mother and a male housemate were found fatally shot in the Phoenix home where police said the victims and boys lived.
The alert said 47-year-old Dimas Coronado may have fled to Mexico with the boys, but Sergeant Armando Carbajal, a police spokesman, said investigators had no firm indication of the whereabouts of Coronado or the boys.
Police said they want to talk to Coronado about the case but he hasn’t been charged. The mother and Coronado were married but had been estranged, and it’s not clear whether they remained married, Carbajal said.
Police said a relative of one victim called police early on Saturday after finding the two people shot and the boys gone. The relative said the boys were with their mother the previous evening.
Police initially identified the boys as eight-year-old Victor Coronado Nunez and five-year-old Jonathan Coronado Nunez but the alert later identified them as Victor Nunez-Coronado and Jonathan Nunez-Coronado. The revised names for the boys likely reflected information newly learnt by detectives, Carbajal said. The investigation was in its early stages, he said.