Irvine police on Friday asked for the public’s help tracking down a mother who is suspected of abducting her 8-year-old twin son and daughter.
Shahrzad Talieh, 45, of Irvine, is an unemployed attorney who has worked as a child advocacy lawyer in Los Angeles County, according to Farrah Emami of the Irvine Police Department. She is divorcing her husband with whom she shares custody, Emami said.
Talieh picked up the children from Portola Springs Elementary School about 2:30 p.m. Thursday, but it wasn’t a day she had custody, Emami said. Police suspect she took their passports from her estranged husband’s home before picking up the children, Emami said.
The children’s father called police, and no one has been able to contact Talieh, Emami said.
Family and friends say they are concerned about the children because of Talieh’s “deteriorating mental health and possible substance abuse,” Emami said.
The vehicle Talieh is believed to be driving is a white 2014 Ford Explorer with the license plate 7CKS328.
Talieh is 5-foot-6, weighs about 157 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.
The children are Pasha Dejbakhsh, who is a 4-foot tall boy and 65 pounds with black hair, brown eyes and a scar by his right eye, Emami said.
Pasha’s sister is Shiraz Dejbakhsh, who is also 4 feet tall and weighs about 85 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes.
Anyone who has information was asked to call (949) 724-7394 or email Sgt. Kyle Turner at KTurner@cityofIrvine.org.
— City News Service
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