uncle returned child to police once he heard of AMBER Alert
Police now say no charges are expected to be filed in connection with the Amber Alert that had San Antonians scrambling and had police warning that a missing child was in 'grave or immediate danger,' 1200 WOAI news reports.
Police spokeswoman Sandy Gutierrez says Robert Medrano, the uncle of Gabriel Rivera, picked up the child from the funeral of his legal guardian on Sunday, apparently believing that now that the guardian was dead, he was the child's custodian.
"From what we can gather, there was no criminal intent to harm the child, they had taken the child in good faith," she said.
The police report stated that Medrano felt he should be the child's guardian, even though he had not been granted actual custody by Child Protective Services.
She says as soon as Medrano heard about the AMBER Alert, he returned the child to police.
"The child was brought to the central substation by the folks who had taken the child," she said.
Gabriel is unharmed and is now living with his grandmother.