LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department says an alert to find an 11-year-old boy and his biological father earlier Saturday morning has been canceled after they were found safe in central Utah.
Update: See the attached document for more info on the homicide of a boy found near Mountain Springs on May 28th. A mother contacted LVMPD and misidentified the victim as her son.— LVMPD (@LVMPD) May 29, 2021
We are still asking for the public's help to identify the victim. Call 702-828-3521 with any info pic.twitter.com/mU5u4QVKNO
UPDATE MAY 29 2:14 P.M.: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has sent out an alert stating the missing person alert for Jose Montes-Herrera and Eden Montes has been canceled.
No other information was provided by authorities at this time.
LVMPD has sent out a press release stating they will be updating the community at 3:30 p.m. We will live stream the update here and on the 13 Action News Facebook page.
LVMPD PROVIDE UPDATE, WATCH HERE:
#BREAKING: Police have cancelled the search for Jose and Eden Montes/they've both been found safe.— @SeanKTNV (@seanktnv) May 29, 2021
I talked with Eden's aunt and mother and both say they've talked with both kids on the phone, calling the ID of the body a tragic case of mistaken identity.
Police haven't confirmed https://t.co/cYv77tHr8y
ORIGINAL STORY: An Amber Alert is underway for a missing 11-year-old boy whose half-brother was identified by a family member as the boy whose body was found by a hiker near Las Vegas Friday morning.
Police say the boy's mother identified him as her 8-year-old son after seeing a police sketch. He was not immediately identified by investigators during the Saturday morning update.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the boy's half-brother, 11-year-old Eden Montes, is urged to contact authorities immediately.
Eden is described by police as Hispanic with brown hair and brown eyes, around 5-feet tall and 110 pounds. He was last wearing an unknown-colored t-shirt with "Vans" on it, khaki-colored pants and black tennis shoes with the wording "Champion" on them. He was also wearing a black Raiders hat.
Police say both boys were last seen with their biological father on Thursday night. It was around 12 hours later that the 8-year-old's body was found near the trailhead on State Route 160, the main roadway between Las Vegas and Pahrump.
Police are also actively looking for the father, Las Vegas resident Jose Montes-Herrera. He is described by police as a 37-year-old Hispanic man with black hair and brown eyes, approximately 5-feet 9-inches tall and 225 pounds.
Both Jose Montes-Herrera and his son Eden Montes were last seen on May 27 at around 8 p.m. near the 5100 block of Silverheart Avenue, near S. Nellis and E. Charleston boulevards.
Both Jose Montes-Herrera and his son Eden Montes were last seen in a white GMC pick-up truck that was pulling a white toy hauler-type RV with a checkerboard pattern on the sides/rear.
All hospitals are asked to check their registries for the missing person and notify the police immediately. It should be noted that HIPAA permits disclosure upon request by law enforcement and is authorized pursuant to 45 C.F.R. section 164.512.
Anyone with information is asked to call Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department at (702) 828-3111, the Missing Persons Detail during business hours at (702) 828-2907 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a developing story, stay with 13 Action News for updates.
Watch the full police update on Saturday morning below: