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Blanca Castro: No charges against nanny after Amber Alert issued in August for Jupiter boy

Posted at 6:15 AM, Sep 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-28 19:15:40-04

A nanny accused of kidnapping a Jupiter boy in August went before a judge Thursday morning and learned the state attorney will not file charges against her.

Blanca Castro was arrested in connection with the kidnapping of Dominic Caprio, which prompted an Amber Alert.

The State Attorney's office said its case is closed and charges will not be filed against Castro because the evidence developed after her arrest did not support the case against her moving forward. 

"We’re very, very happy that no charges have been filed," said Castro's attorney Manny Mesa. 

Castro's attorney is seeking to have her passports returned.

Castro's attorney has said there's no evidence that Castro left the Jupiter home with the boy. 

The Jupiter Police Department said its investigation is still open and active. When the boy was safely returned after an Amber Alert was issued, the Police Chief said the kidnapping was orchestrated by multiple people. 

Castro was arrested in Miami-Dade County after the Amber Alert was issued. When police arrested her, the boy was not in her custody.

The Amber Alert named the child's grandfather and his wife as suspects, still a judge granted them temporary guardianship of the boy. 

The child's mother, Danielle, is fighting a petition for dependency filed by her father, the child's grandfather. A trial is set for November.