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Missing NorCal toddler, father found dead

Saturday, August 13, 2011
An Amber Alert was issued on Friday for a 2-year-old girl who was abducted from the Sacramento area five days ago.

An Amber Alert was issued on Friday for a 2-year-old girl who was abducted from the Sacramento area five days ago. Authorities say Madeline Samaan-Fay was taken by her father, 49-year-old Mourad 'Moni' Samaan. (KABC Photo)

Authorities say a missing 2-year-old Sacramento girl and her father have been found dead in the man's vehicle in El Dorado County.

The bodies of Madeline Samaan-Fay and 49-year-old Mourad "Moni" Samaan were discovered in his green Toyota 4Runner in a rural area north of the capital.

The FBI had issued a statewide Amber Alert on Friday for the toddler. She was taken by her father after her mother was granted custody, ending what had been a joint custody arrangement.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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