Search focuses on Calif., Mexico for mom, sick son

May 24, 2009
This May 13, 2009 photo shows Colleen Hauser, left, her son Daniel Hauser, center, and Susan Daya at the Hauser's farm in Sleepy Eye, Minn. A crime alert issued Wednesday, May 20, 2009 for Hauser and her son said they may be with Daya, also known as Susan Hamwi, a California attorney who accompanied the Hausers to a medical appointment just before they disappeared. (AP Photo/The Journal Of New Ulm, Steve Muscatello)

(AP) -- Authorities in Minnesota say the search for a woman and her sick 13-year-old son remains focused in southern California and Mexico.

The Brown County sheriff's department said Sunday it is continuing to look for Daniel Hauser, who has , and his mother Colleen, who is refusing to allow chemotherapy treatment for her son.

They were expected in court Tuesday. But The says they left their home in Sleepy Eye, Minn., that day for Los Angeles.

Doctors say Daniel has a growing in his chest that's likely to kill him without chemotherapy, but his family prefers natural healing methods.

The American Cancer Society estimates there are 35 to 50 clinics in Mexican border towns that attract cancer patients looking for alternative remedies.

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