Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office

PIO Number: 21-8-34(A)  

Date: Aug. 28, 2021


The Broward Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit has located Zaynah Obidy and Zain Obidy from Deerfield Beach. The children are safe in law enforcement custody and in good condition. BSO detectives are actively searching for Max Carias-Carrilo. 

According to investigators, the children were taken by Carias-Carrilo following an aggravated battery/kidnapping incident that occurred Friday evening at an apartment in Deerfield Beach. 

At approximately 8:19 p.m., Aug. 27, BSO deputies and Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue responded to an emergency call for medical assistance in the 4400 block of Crystal Lake Drive in Deerfield Beach. On scene, emergency crews made contact with an adult female victim suffering from multiple injuries. Through further investigation, deputies learned that the victim, who was transported to a local hospital to be treated for her injuries, had been assaulted by Carias-Carrilo. Detectives later determined Carias-Carrilo had taken 5-year-old Zaynah and 6-year-old Zain from the residence. 

Detectives said Carias-Carrilo is not the father of the children. He may be traveling in a 2011 black BMW 535 series with Florida tag PJH1B. He is described as a 36-year-old Hispanic male approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall with a very thick beard. He weighs about 170 pounds.

Anyone with information regarding Carias-Carrilo’s whereabouts is asked to contact BSO investigators at 954-321-4226 or dial 911. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a Crime Stoppers reward of up to $5,000.

Claudinne Caro/PIO