Los Angeles, Ca. - (WHAS11) - Alert has been issued for five adults and eight children who disappeared from a cult-like group in southern California.
Police said the group's leader is among the missing.
The group was made up of El Salvadoran immigrants.
The children range in age from three to 17.
Police said they left behind evidence that they were awaiting the rapture or some catastrophic event.
Police said the group had been members of a mainstream Christian church.
Family members expressed fears to investigators that they had been brainwashed.