Wisconsin woman suspected of kidnapping her son

CREATED Mar. 2, 2013

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  • Maria Jose Mendieta was supposed to return her son Leo Gabriel Barron to his father Tuesday as part of a court ordered custody arrangement. Video by wtmj.com

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SAUK COUNTY - Authorities northwest of Madison are looking for a woman they suspect is trying to take her 3-year-old son out of the country in violation of a court ordered custody arrangement.

20-year-old Maria Jose Mandieta was supposed to return "Leo" Gabriel Barron to his father Tuesday. Sauk County officials are asking the public for help in locating them.

Police believe the two might be headed to Mexico and Uruguay. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call the Sauk County Sheriff's Department.