(KMOV) – An East St. Louis woman has allegedly abducted her own son.
Five-year-old Joseph Edwards was taken on August 13th and has not been seen since. He has severe asthma and suffers from migraines. The boy has not had his medication since he was taken from his caregiver.
Joseph was playing in the front yard of his grandmother’s home at 747 north 71st street when the mother drove up, took the son and then drove off without saying anything to the grandmother.
The boy lives with his grandmother because his mother was found to be incapable of caring for him, according to court documents.
Anyone who has any information in this case is asked to call police.