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Corpus Christi woman, special needs son found in Mexico

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Posted at 11:04 AM, Jan 12, 2023

UPDATE (1/17, 10 p.m.):

The U.S. Marshals have found and taken Rebecca Buskirk into custody, along withher son, Edwin Buskirk II, in the state of Chiapas in Mexico at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, according to a release.

Both the mother and son will be medically assessed before returning to the U.S. Edwin will be reunited with his family, while Rebecca will be extradited to the U.S. for processing.

UPDATE (1/13, 3:06 p.m.):

U.S. Marshals have put out a $10,000 reward for Rebecca Buskirk, for felony interference with child custody.

UPDATE (1/12, 4:06 p.m.):

U.S. Marshals are authorizing a $10,000 reward to help find Edwin Buskirk II.

UPDATE (1/12, 3:28 p.m.):

U.S. Marshals found Rebecca Buskirk's black Chevy Silverado off of 9690 County Road 2250 in Taft, Texas after she had sold it to a scrapper.

UPDATE (1/12, 12:06 p.m.):

In a recent update, U.S. Marshals have found the black Chevy Silverado belonging to Rebecca Buskirk. It is believed that she is no longer driving that vehicle.


A Corpus Christi woman is wanted by the U.S. Marshals after disappearing with her special needs son on Dec. 16, 2022, a release from the U.S. Marshals states.

37-year-old Rebecca Buskirk, had failed to return her son, 8 year-old Edwin II, to his dad Edwin Buskirk Sr. A Nueces County judge had recently granted custody of Edwin II to his father on Dec. 15.

According to the U.S. Marshals, Rebecca is wanted for interfering with child custody. She is Caucasian, 5'4", 140 pounds with grayish hair and brown eyes. She was driving a black Chevy Silverado truck.

If sighted, please call 911, or call Corpus Christi Crime Stopper at (361) 886-2776 if you have any information.

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