Police searched Friday for a missing 6-month-old boy whose incarcerated parents’ last known address was a family shelter in Culver City.
The Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services reported Jacsun Manson missing on Jan. 25, according to Culver City police Lt. Troy Dunlap.
“Jacsun’s parents were recently arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department,” he said. “At the time of their arrest, the parents were not with Jacsun.”
According to witnesses, the infant was last seen on Dec. 31 with his parents, prior to when they were taken into custody, Dunlap said.
The parents — identified as Adam Manson and Kiana Williams — were arrested Jan. 3 after being found in a stolen car and are jailed in Los Angeles County, he said.
Manson was released from custody because he used an alias — he has variously gone by the last names of Owens and Jackson — but was rearrested on Feb. 2, after investigators learned his true identity, Dunlap said.
Investigators have questioned the pair — who are both being held without bail — but have not been able to confirm information they’ve given to detectives trying to locate their son, Dunlap said.
“Essentially they have not been cooperative,” Dunlap said, adding that the couple was remanded to custody by judge in family court because they wouldn’t divulge Jacsun’s location.
“There’s several stories, several incidents where they say Jacsun was, where he should have been, and none of those have worked out for us,” Dunlap told ABC7.
Investigators suspect that the parents previously stole a different car that has not been recovered, the lieutenant said. The blue 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser was missing a bumper and has likely had its license plates removed, he said.
“The family was seen in this vehicle, and are known to frequent (the area) of Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard” in the Hyde Park section of South Los Angeles, Dunlap said.
Anyone with information regarding the child’s whereabouts was urged to call (310) 253-6318 to speak with Culver City police Detective Raya.
After hours, calls should be directed to the watch commander at (310) 253-6202.