Waterville mother wanted for alleged kidnapping taken into custody

Posted Aug. 18, 2013, at 12:12 p.m.
BethMarie Retamozzo
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BethMarie Retamozzo

WATERVILLE, Maine — BethMarie Metarozzo, the estranged mother wanted for allegedly taking her children during a supervised visit on Thursday, was placed in custody in South Carolina Saturday night. The two children — and another child travelling with them — “are fine,” Waterville Police Chief Joseph Massey said Sunday morning.

Metarozzo, 34, was wanted for allegedly abducting Joslyn Retamozzo, 7, and Joel Retamozzo, 6, who have been in the court-ordered custody of their grandmother for several years.

Police said Saturday she was also traveling with her two-year-old child.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol took Metarozzo into custody at about 10:15 p.m. Saturday at a rest area in the state, according to Massey.

The children are in the custody of South Carolina human services officials.

“We are currently working on extradition and coordinating the return of the children back to the grandparents,” Massey said.

Massey added that further information would be released later on Sunday.

Check bangordailynews.com throughout the day for updates.

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