UPDATE: The Los Angeles Police Department on Monday afternoon have safely located an 11-month-old girl who was kidnapped the previous evening in South L.A.
Baby Heather was found in the area of 52nd Street and Broadway around 3:15 p.m., about an hour after LAPD asked the public’s help for assistance in the case, KTLA reported.
She had been abducted in the 8100 block of South Western Avenue around 6 p.m. Sunday but it wasn’t reported to police until Monday morning, officials said.
The suspect, identified as 39-year-old Delaneo Adams, was apprehended at a local hospital, LAPD tweeted.
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Police Department on Monday afternoon asked for help locating an 11-month-old girl who was kidnapped the previous evening in South L.A.
The abduction took place in the 8100 block of South Western Avenue around 6 p.m. Sunday but it wasn’t reported to police until Monday morning, according to LAPD.
The suspect has been identified as 39-year-old Delaneo Adams, KTLA reported.
He’s believed to be an acquaintance of the family and is currently homeless, police said. Adams was in the area Monday evening and was visiting with the girl’s parents. The family’s name was not provided.
According to LAPD, the suspect took the baby after one of the parents left and the other became distracted.
A motive was unknown.
11- Month Old Baby Heather Taken
Heather was taken, last night March 7, 2021 at 6pm. This occurred at the 8100 block of S. Western Ave and was reported to @LAPD77thSt Div this morning. We need your help locating them. Suspect is 39-year-old Delaneo Adams. pic.twitter.com/abAF9GgDMi
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) March 8, 2021
“We don’t know, and I think that’s even scarier when you don’t know what the intentions are,” Detective Liliana Preciado said. “And as a mother, I would want my child to be found as soon as possible just because of that uncertainty.”
Adams is not believed to be in a vehicle but rather was last seen on an adult tricycle.
No further details were immediately provided, including why the family didn’t notify police sooner.