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Father waives extradition in Castaic parental abduction case

Posted: February 18, 2014 6:18 p.m.
Updated: February 18, 2014 6:18 p.m.

Jesse Rebel


A man charged with parental abduction after he was found in Louisiana with his daughter, a 2-year-old Castaic girl missing November to January, will be picked up in Louisiana Friday and brought back to California, a Louisiana police officer said Tuesday.

Jesse Rebel, who was found Jan. 29 with his daughter, Shae, waived his extradition rights this week, clearing the way for deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station to bring him back to California, said Deputy Chief Horace Womack of the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office in Mansfield, La.

Father and daughter were living in a Louisiana mobile home park inside a newly purchased RV when a sheriff’s deputy found them during a routine traffic stop, Womack said Jan. 29.

Shae Rebel was found safely buckled in her car seat inside an RV after the vehicle was stopped for having expired licence plates, Womack said. Mother and daughter are back at home in Castaic.

The little girl, whose name and photo remained posted these last two months on the website for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, was placed in the care of the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services until she could be reunited with her mother.

On Tuesday, Womack confirmed that the girl’s mother, Brandi, arrived in Louisianna the same day her daughter was found.

Local sheriff’s Detective Dave Campbell, in charge of the case, said Tuesday: “Our extradition team is facilitating his transfer.”
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