Two charged in abduction of mother, 5-year-old child

Two men arrested in the abduction Monday of a Chamblee woman and her daughter will be brought back to DeKalb County on kidnapping charges, police said on Tuesday.

Isabel Godinez Lopez and her daughter, Joselin Michelle Coc Godinez, 5, were found safe in Lowndes County on Monday after they were reported missing earlier in the day from their home, Chamblee police said.

They were allegedly abducted by the woman’s ex-husband, Luis Coc Reyes, 27, of Hollywood, Florida, authorities said. Reyes is the girl’s father. Police said Porfirio Alvarez, 25, accompanied Reyes. Both men are charged with kidnapping.

Lopez called her current husband from the bathroom of a restaurant they stopped at to tell him to alert authorities, police said. She described the vehicle they were traveling in and said they were somewhere on I-75 South.

A statewide alert was issued to help find the child.

A Georgia State patrolman spotted the vehicle around 5 p.m. about 13 miles north of the Florida state line, police said.

Reyes and alleged accomplice Alvarez were arrested without incident. Both are in custody in Lowndes County facing kidnapping charges.

DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office will send deputies to Lowndes County to pick up the suspects either later this week or next week, Chamblee police said.