A two-year-old boy kidnapped in June in the Mexican state of Chiapas was found and handed over to his mother, authorities said Friday.
A councilman of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Emiliano Villatoro, confirmed the rescue of Dylan Esau on Twitter.
The search for Dylan, kidnapped on June 30 by a young woman in the market where his mother worked, allowed investigators to disrupt a child trafficking ring and rescue 23 children, among whom was not Dylan. Investigators said at the time that they forced the children to sell trinkets in the towns of the picturesque colonial city and were housing them in poor conditions.
His mother traveled to Mexico City in June to draw attention to the case.
“The Chiapas Attorney General’s Office located the boy Dylan Esau and he is already with his mother, who did not rest for a single day until she had him back,” Villatoro tweeted.
The authorities did not release details of the finding, but the prosecution called a press conference in the next few hours.