#missingkids | Amber alert issued for two Powder Springs toddlers 

A Cobb mother and her two toddlers were found in Jasper County, South Carolina after the GBI issued a Levi’s Call, Channel 2 Action News reported. 

Yajaira Lira Ramirez, 23, and her children, Scarlet Lira and Kael Lira, were found safe, according to Channel 2. 

Police are still searching for Josue Armando Portilla, 22, who is believed to have forcibly taken the children and Ramirez at knifepoint, police said in a news release. 

He was believed to be in a 2016 white Kia Sorento during the kidnapping, according to Powder Springs police. It is unclear if he is still in that car. 

He is believed to be armed and dangerous, Channel 2 reported. 

The alleged kidnapping happened at about 2 a.m. Monday at the 3700 block of Forest Hill Road, according to police. 


The FBI have been notified on the case, police said. 

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