An 8-month-old baby and her mother may have been abducted as they headed to a nearby beach for a walk, police in Hampton, Virginia, say.
Police issued an Amber Alert Thursday night for Chloe Johnson and her mother, Keir Johnson, 34. The mother and daughter went missing on April 30, but recent developments in the case led invesitgators to believe they may have been abducted.
Keir Johnson was last seen in the 1900 block of Hastings Drive, driving a black 2013 Kia Optima with Virginia tags VAW-2197. According to WAVY-TV, she was taking her baby to Buckroe Beach for a walk. No one has seen or heard from her since.
On Sunday, police in Newport News found the Kia they believed Johnson was traveling in, nearly 10 miles away from where she was last seen. The Newport News Police Department will now lead the investigation, WAVY-TV reports.
Johnson and her daughter are still missing and considered endangered.
"Keir and Chloe’s family are concerned due to the length of time that has passed since they last had contact with them. It is out of the norm for Keir to be gone for an extended amount of time and to not make contact with family or friends," the Hampton Police Department said in a release.
Keir Johnson is 4 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a T-shirt and glasses.
Chloe Johnson is 2 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 20 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. A clothing description was not available.
"I need to know where they are, and I need someone to help me find them," Keir Johnson's mother said in a video posted on the police department's Facebook page last week. "I want her to come home now. Right now."
Anyone with information about their whereabouts is asked to call 911, (757)727-6505 or 1 (888) LOCK-U-UP.
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