Update: The allegedly kidnapped infant daughter Tayana Lewis has been found safe and returned to officers. The suspect remains at large.
A woman with reported ties to San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood has allegedly abducted her 2–year–old daughter from San Jose, police announced Thursday morning.
Crystal Mendez, who is reportedly a "heavy drug user," was last seen at the Coliseum BART Station in Oakland Wednesday. Her last known residence was the basement of a home on Turk Street.
Mendez allegedly kidnapped her infant daughter Tayana from a San Jose apartment Wednesday, according to the San Jose Police Department.
Mendez has a tattoo of the word “Dante” on her neck and was last seen wearing a white hooded jacket with black skinny jeans and dark sneakers, police said. She is said to be pushing Tayana in a black and teal stroller.
Toddler Tayana Lewis weighs approximately 25 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a white jacket with pink sleeves and blue colored pants. She was in a black and teal stroller.
If the Suspect or victim are seen, please call 911. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Hansen #3836 of the San José Police Department’s Family Violence Unit via email: firstname.lastname@example.org and/or at 408-277-3700.
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