No sign of Patterson boy, kidnapper

02/01/2011 4:10 AM

02/02/2011 9:55 AM

Searchers found no signs Monday of the bodies of a 4-year-old Patterson boy and his kidnapper.

Authorities say Jose Esteban Rodriguez drove into the Delta-Mendota Canal near Patterson after taking Juliani Cardenas on Jan. 18.

Rodriguez is a former boyfriend of the boy's mother. Rodriguez's car was pulled from the canal Friday.

A California Highway Patrol aircraft is flying over the canal, weather permitting.

Law enforcement officers are checking the canal as far south as Fresno County.

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