The body believed to be that of Juliani Cardenas was found this morning in the Delta-Mendota Canal near Santa Nella, 31 miles south of where he was snatched from his grandmother's arms at her home in Patterson.
No positive identification has been made, and DNA results won't be back for a couple of weeks, according to Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson.
However, at about 11:10 this morning, about four hours after the body of a child was discovered by a canal worker, a posting went up on the Facebook page of Juliani's mom, Tabitha Cardenas, that read:
"I have the worst news in the world to tell you all...='( My son's body has been found in the canal no DNA has confirmed it but its his clothes and shoes have and it's a 4 year old boy. So I want everyone to pray that Jose's body is found so we can all know that he's burning in HELL and I don't have to worry about him taking my unborn baby girl....='("
She then followed up two minutes later:
"I'm not talking to the press or anyone else I just had to let you all know before the news does... I love you all very much and my son does too. He's my lil angel now and believe me I'm crying as I am writing this to you all......"
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