Sunday, September 19, 2010
Rilya Alert: Lauryn Dickens
Please help us find this baby.
MEMPHIS, TN – Memphis police continue their search for a 10-month-old baby who has been missing since Sept. 7th. Investigators issued a "city watch" Friday for 10-month-old Lauryn Dickens, who was last seen wearing a brown onesie with a pink flower and pink dots. The child’s mother told police she gave the baby to a woman who claimed to be a friend of the missing child’s father. The father is in jail, and told police he does not know anything about this case.
The news spread quickly among neighbors in the Raleigh apartment complex where Lauryn and her mother lived.
“She's a cute baby, she doesn't need to be missing,” said Kathey Smith, who said her sister told her about the missing child. “This sounds suspicious. It’s kind of far-fetched.”
Police said Lauryn’s mother said the child was last seen with a white female between 40 and 50 years old. The mother claimed the woman had gray, shoulder-length hair, and wore glasses along with a white blouse and khaki pants and sandals.
While investigators try to figure out what's true, neighbors do the same.
“If that was my baby I'd do everything I could trying to find it,” Smith said.