Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Kids in Foster Care While Police Look for Dad.

Byline: S.U. Mahesh Journal Staff Writer

City Will Inspect Infested House

While five young children found living in a roach-infested home remained in foster care Thursday, police continued looking for their father.

The police say Adnan Saleem, a Kurdish immigrant who works as a lab technician for the state Highway and Transportation Department, apparently left for Turkey or northern Iraq last week to get help for his former wife, who is ill.

Saleem, 52, and his former wife, Fatma Mangoud, 27 who was found ill with the five children Sunday officially obtained their second divorce Aug. 29, but continued to live together with their children in a house they owned in the 1700 block of Third Street, according to court documents. …

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