GBI: 2 abducted Ga. children found safe in S.C., suspect still on run

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Jose Portillo (Source: Georgia Bureau of Investigation)

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced Monday afternoon two children who were abducted and considered to be in extreme danger were found safe in South Carolina.

GBI said 2-year-olds Scarlet Lira and Kael Lira were abducted by 22-year-old Jose Portillo. A Levi’s Call (Georgia’s AMBER Alert) had been issued for the children.

Portillo is still on the run, according to GBI. He may be traveling in a 2016 Kia Sorrento with Ga. license plate CAP7259.

Anyone with any information on his whereabouts should contact the Powder Springs Police Department at (770) 943-1616 or call 911.

UPDATE: Scarlet and Kael Lira have been located safe in South Carolina. Jose Portillo is still on the run. Anyone with…

Posted by Georgia Bureau of Investigation on Monday, October 14, 2019

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