1-Year-old abducted in north St. Louis County returned to family - KMOV.com

1-Year-old abducted in north St. Louis County returned to family

ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOV.com) -- A 1-year-old was returned to his family Wednesday night after being abducted from a north St. Louis County home earlier in the day.

Just before 9:30 p.m., County police reported the 1-year-old boy, identified as Carmon Cross, was returned to the family.  He was taken to an area hospital for a wellness check.

It is not clear what time the abduction occurred, but authorities say it could have been as early as 11 a.m. Police said they did not receive information about the kidnapping until Wednesday evening. County police began working the case around 7 p.m..

A neighbor told News 4 the child's aunt, who was babysitting the boy, arrived at their home frantic that the child was missing. 

The aunt, who who reportedly worked a night shift the day before, woke up from a nap and could not find the young boy.

Upon arriving at the neighbor's home, the aunt called multiple family members to report the missing child, but police were not contacted until later.

From the information provided by the family, police were able to identify a potential suspect.  That suspect was identified as Nautica Jones, 17.  According to reports, Jones is related to the child, but officials did not say how.

Jones reportedly took Cross and placed him in the back seat of a blue 2006 Dodge Magnum that was stolen from the family home in the 2200 block of Wheaton Drive.

Police stopped the car in St. Louis City and apprehended Jones.  She was taken into custody.

Officials reported Cross did not appear to have any injuries.

Investigators are looking into the case, but the motives of the suspect are not known at this time.

News 4 will update this story as more details become available.


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