U.S. Marshals: Mom, boyfriend abduct child

Published On: Jan 30 2013 07:40:37 PM CST
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SAN ANTONIO -

Authorities arrested a mother and her boyfriend Wednesday for abducting the woman's 2-year-old daughter, the Department of Justice announced.

Anna Marie Rezendes, 27, and Donald Willis, 56, were arrested by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force.

An arrest warrant was sought by the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, where Rezendes is accused of abducting her daughter, Oceana, and interfering with the child's custody. Rezendes and her ex-boyfriend, Dylan Northup, had joint parental custody of Oceana, which was ordered by the court.

Willis had an arrest warrant for allegedly violating the conditions of his probation, authorities said.  

The arrests happened after the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force to ask for assistance in locating and apprehending Rezendes and Willis. 

Task force officers said they determined Rezendes and Willis were hiding out at a residence in the 4700 block of Hidden Creek. Task force officers said they initiated surveillance and later observed Rezendes and Willis going for a walk with Oceana. Rezendes and Willis were approached by task force officers and immediately taken into custody, authorities said. 

Oceana was later released to the custody of Child Protective Services.

Rezendes and Willis are currently being held in the Bexar County Jail without bond.

The abduction happened on August 17, 2012. authorities said. Rezendes abducted the child while Willis was allegedly present, investigators said.

The abduction was immediately reported to The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 

Rezendes and Willis, along with Oceana, traveled from Oshkosh to San Antonio with hopes of eluding law enforcement, investigators said.