The California Highway Patrol sent out an Amber Alert on Monday over cellphones for a Long Beach boy allegedly abducted from his home by his mother.
The victim was identified as Nicholas Johnston, 12, described as white with blond hair and blue eyes, 4-feet-8 inches tall and about 80 pounds.
CHP officials say the boy was abducted on Thursday by his mother, Sri Johnston, 49, who is white with brown hair and brown eyes, about 5 feet tall and 125 pounds.
She was last seen driving a tan 1998 Saturn four-door with California license plate 4AUU679.
The alert was sent to cellphones around 1:20 p.m., shortly after the CHP made the announcement through its Twitter account.
The Long Beach Police Department could not be reached for comment.