Update: The Amber alert has been confirmed to be a hoax.
Authorities have issued an Amber Alert for a six month old infant who has been reported missing from Galveston, Texas. According to KHOU, the infant, known only by his first name Jerome is described as a black male infant who was last seen wearing a dark blue onesie with light blue trim and a Snoopy character on it, and white socks. He has black hair and brown eyes. The major identification mark on the infant’s body is a large dark birthmark on his upper left chest that measures 2-3 inches across
The Amber Alert was issued after Jerome was taken from his baby sitter by her cousin who has been identified as Valisa Monee Allen, an 18-year-old black female, who stands 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds. In the Amber Alert bulletin, two other suspects have also been named. They have been identified as 17-year-old Christina Andrea Barrientos, a black female, who is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs approximately 115 pounds. Another black female only known by her first name Paige is also a suspect. She is 17-years-old and has a medium brown complexion, short black hair and was wearing a white shirt and light gray pants when she was last seen. No information regarding the physical attributes of the last suspect is available.
Police authorities believe that Allen is in possession of the baby as well as a stolen car – a White Ford 1998 Expedition. The car is identifiable due to a silver Houston Texan trailer hitch, a black and yellow La Morgan Honor Student sticker on the upper left corner of the rear windshield. The car also has black tape affixed on both of its side view mirrors. Lastly, the License plate number on the car reads TX License Plate number CZZ-3900.
If you have any information regarding Jerome, you are requested to contact the Galveston Police Department at 409-765-3702 or call 911.
[Update: The Amber Update is no longer in force.]