LANCASTER, Calif. – Authorities sought the public’s help Saturday in locating a boy who was allegedly abducted by his mother in Lancaster before child welfare workers could take him.
“There was an immediate removal order from DCFS (Department of Children and Family Services) when the suspect left the hospital with the child prior to the removal,” according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The boy was identified as Jack Evans. Sheriff’s officials said he was last seen at 1:20 a.m. Saturday in the 1600 block of West Avenue J in the city of Lancaster.
His mother, 25-year-old Alexus Simpson, was described as 5-feet tall and 125 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information that might help detectives locate Simpson or the child was asked to notify the sheriff’s Lancaster station at 661-948-8466. Anonymous tips can be reported to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477, or at http://lacrimestoppers.org.