Divers end search for missing boy in Calif. canal

TERRY COLLINS - Associated Press
Rescue workers pull up three cars from a canal in Patterson, Calif., Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. Divers began a daring effort Friday in frigid water to recover the car of a kidnapping suspect from a tunnel some 50 feet below the surface of a Central California canal. Earlier in the day, searchers discovered the Toyota Corolla belonging to Jose Rodriguez, who is suspected of kidnapping 4-year-old Juliani Cardenas on Jan. 18. It had not yet been determined if anyone was inside. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
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Rescue workers pull up three cars from a canal in Patterson, Calif., Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. Divers began a daring effort Friday in frigid water to recover the car of a kidnapping suspect from a tunnel some 50 feet below the surface of a Central California canal. Earlier in the day, searchers discovered the Toyota Corolla belonging to Jose Rodriguez, who is suspected of kidnapping 4-year-old Juliani Cardenas on Jan. 18. It had not yet been determined if anyone was inside.

Divers have ended their search of a Central California canal without finding the bodies of a missing 4-year-old boy and his alleged kidnapper near the underwater site where the suspect's car was found.

A dive team searched an underwater tunnel Saturday for Juliani Cardenas and 27-year-old Jose Esteban Rodriguez without success. Sonar also failed to turn up any sign of bodies.

Rodriguez's damaged Toyota Corolla was recovered from the canal outside Patterson on Friday, but the pair were not inside.

Rodriguez is suspected of snatching his ex-girlfriend's son from the arms of the boy's grandmother in Patterson on Jan. 18.

Ground and air crews are still searching a 100-mile stretch of canal downstream from where the car was found.