After 21 Years, Mother Finally Learns What Happened to Abducted Son

The last time that Maria Mancia saw her son, he was just a toddler. Though his father kidnapped him and took him to Mexico when he was just 18-months-old, she never lost hope that she would see him again.

Mancia was finally reunited with her son, Steve Hernandez, 21 years later, according to Eyewitness News.

“Now this anguish I’ve carried is gone now that I have my son back,” said Mancia. “I spent 21 years looking for him not knowing anything.”

Mancia walked arm-in-arm with her son at the heartfelt reunion and introduced him to his younger siblings.

She says she always kept the one picture she had of her son close after she returned home in 1995 to discover that her husband left with the child and all of his photos and identifying paperwork, Eyewitness news reports. Mancia reported the kidnapping to police, but it eventually became a cold case. It was reopened in 2012 by the San Bernadino County District Attorney’s Child Abduction Unit after investigators got a tip that led to Hernandez who was living in Puebla, Mexico.

Hernandez, who is a law student and also an American citizen, said his father disappeared and was assumed to be dead. He was told very little about his mother and didn’t know he had four other siblings.

“I live all these years without my mother, then to find out she’s alive in another country, it was emotional,” Hernandez said.

The 22-year-old said he has no plans to returned to Mexico and is looking to attend law school in the U.S.

Source: New York Post
Photos: YouTube

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