4-month-old NC girl found safe after being abducted from day care by her mother

Authorities say mother should be considered dangerous

By Samantha Smith - Digital Content Producer

Courtesy of WCNC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - WRAL-TV reports that a 4-month-old North Carolina girl who was abducted from her Bladen County day care Monday was found safe Tuesday in Columbus County.

 

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North Carolina authorities have issued an Amber Alert after a 4-month-old was abducted from a day care center Monday afternoon, according to WCNC

The Bladen County Sheriff's Office told the NBC affiliate that Lonnisha Renee Askew was taken from the day care by her 22-year-old mother, Juanita Renee Askew, who is reportedly the noncustodial parent of Lonnisha. Authorities say she should be considered dangerous and that she has violent tendencies. 

According to authorities, the baby was put in a foster home by Social Services. Deputies say Askew went to the day care and took Lonnisha before leaving, but she is not allowed to have unsupervised visits with the child. 

Askew was reportedly last seen in a dark green or gray two-door sedan with a 30-day tag. She is described as 5 feet, 2 inches tall with black hair and brown eyes. 

Police tell WCNC that Lonnisha was last seen wearing a pink onesie with circle patterns. She is described as having a surgical scar on her abdomen with a cyst over her right eye and a red birthmark on the back of her head. Authorities say she requires special foods due to a birth defect. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Bladen County Sheriff's Office at 910-862-6960. 

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