The kidnapped mother of Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Elias Diaz has been found. As People reports, 72-year-old Ana Soto was taken from her home in Maracaibo, Venezuela while hanging out with her neighbors.
Her son was with her as he had been visiting. He had left the home just 15 minutes prior to the kidnapping.
According to the BBC, she was found in the home of a police officer where she was being held. It appears that officials within law enforcement were involved in the kidnapping. Six people, five of them officers with the state police force, were arrested in connection the abduction. As the news organization shares, sports stars are often targets of kidnappings in the area due to the possibility of the abductors obtaining large ransoms.
Soto was taken for a medical check-up at a nearby hospital. She is said to be in good health. No ransom was paid in this