CHP releases possible description of suspect’s car as search continues for missing San Jose child

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) — Authorities released new images Tuesday morning of a possible suspicious vehicle linked to a missing three-month-old San Jose baby.

The California Highway Patrol tweeted a photo of a 2011 Silver Nissan Quest with California license plate 7HWF353.

There is a white circular sticker on the lower left corner of the rear window.

The baby, Brandon Cuellar, was in the bedroom while his grandmother unloaded groceries from the car on Monday. Cuellar went missing around 13:00.

The video showed the suspect taking Cuellar out of the apartment.

On Monday, the FBI joined the search for Cuellar.

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Police said at a press conference on Monday that the suspect, who filmed picking up the boy from his San Jose apartment, abducted the infant while his grandmother was unloading groceries.

“The kid was wearing a long-sleeved white dinosaur jumpsuit, which is what we’re looking for,” the sergeant said. Christian Camarillo of the San Jose Police Department.

Family members shared photos of the baby with ABC7 News. The officers say that Brandon’s grandmother took him with her for groceries and they have just returned home.

“She took the child to the apartment, went downstairs to unload groceries, and in that short time someone entered the apartment,” the sergeant said. Camarillo.

Police say the boy’s grandmother, who watched over him while his mother was at work, called around 1 p.m. to say the child had been taken away. She is said to have taken 3-month-old Brandon Cuellar into her bedroom as she unloaded groceries from her car. Officers say the child was taken away in just a couple of minutes.

Officers say the grandmother did not see the suspect enter the apartment.

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Officers say security images are all they need for now and tell us the family does not recognize the person in the video. They say the Amber Alert has not been released because there is no vehicle description to give out.

The neighbors we spoke to responded to the video.

“If you saw the video, he was walking downstairs with his masked hat in his jacket, almost knew what he was looking for or knew what he wanted to do because he didn’t look back,” said Rachel Rosete, who lives nearby.

“I don’t remember ever seeing him here before, but as I’ve said from time to time, we’re going to have someone I haven’t seen. They usually go by bike,” Jerry Jaszkowski said.

Police say Brandon’s mother was at work when he was kidnapped. They say that Brandon’s father is currently incarcerated, but do not reveal this, only saying that they will talk to him.

The officers make a desperate appeal to the public on Monday evening.

“Today, someone walks with a 3-month-old baby that they didn’t have yesterday. If you have this child, please return it to its mother. We can deal with the aftermath. Anyone who is a mother or father “You love nothing more than your child, this mother is going through very, very hard times, as is the grandmother. The grandmother was left to look after the child, and the child is now gone,” said the sergeant. Camarillo.

Anyone with information is asked to call the SJPD at 408-277-4166 or 911.

The San Jose Police have also opened several other hotlines to send advice:

  • 408-537-1142
  • 408-537-1916
  • 408-537-1282
  • 408-537-1522
  • 408-537-9066

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