Man wanted in New York for allegedly kidnapping his sons was seen in Peoria

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

A man wanted in New York for allegedly kidnapping his two sons was spotted in Peoria on Friday.

Natan Horowitz, 37, also known as Nathan Horowitz, "quickly and suspiciously" checked out of a Peoria hotel Friday morning after police were called there on another, unrelated matter.

Horowitz checked in April 1 under the name Sammy Baker, accompanied by the boys, Joseph, 5, and Michael, 3.

Employees at the hotel, which was not named by police, became suspicious of Horowitz’s actions and checked a Web site on missing children for information.

Horowitz, described as a white man, 5-foot-11 and 200 pounds, is wanted on a New York State Supreme Court warrant for non-custodial parental abduction.

Joseph is described as 3-foot-9, 50 pounds, with blonde hair and hazel eyes. He had a blue, full-length cast on his right arm.

Michael has brown hair and brown eyes, weighs 35 pounds and is 3 feet tall.

Horowitz was last seen driving a gray 1997 four-door Buick LeSabre with New York plates DYP1887.

Anyone spotting the trio or the car is asked to call local authorities.