A couple from Mississippi reportedly wanted for felony child abuse, child endangerment and manslaughter may be in Central or Northern California, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.
This isn't the first time Marshals have reportedly sought the public's help in finding Janet and Ramon Barreto. The pair are wanted in connection to the 2008 death of their toddler Enna Barreto in Mississippi. During a search of the Barretos' Mississippi home, law enforcement reported finding multiple children bound with duct tape and living in a trailer filled with feces. Some of the children were found to have food stored in their cheeks, because, they told investigators, they didn't know when they would next get food.
Also on the Barretos' property reportedly : malnourished puppies in a puppy mill the couple operated, according to investigators.
Ramon Barreto is reportedly believed to have a connection in Guatamala that involves child trafficking, the Marshal's news release said.
In 2009, the Barretos reportedly made $500,000 bail and left Mississippi. The Marshals' search has tracked the pair to Mexico and Southern California, including a sighting in Bakersfield last week where they were selling DVDs out of a red sedan.
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