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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

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Parental Abduction of 8-Year-Old NR21145ll

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Southwest Area Juvenile detectives are asking for the public's help in locating eight-year-old, Aleigha Stevenson.

On Wednesday, June 9, 2021, around 1:55 a.m., Officers responded to a radio call of a "domestic violence restraining order" on the 2800 block of W. 42nd Street. Upon arrival, officers discovered that the Aleigha's father and his ex-wife Kera Stevenson have an ongoing child custody dispute and there is a restraining order on file. The father advised that Kera showed up at his residence with 3 additional male black suspects.

Kera was allowed to enter the residence to see her daughter at which time one of the suspects pushed his way into the residence. They forcibly removed the child and fled in a 2004 dark colored Chevy Suburban, CA License plate# 8UIB679 and a black 2017 BMW 320, with Oklahoma Plate EGU358.

The mother does not have any custodial rights of Aleigha. She is described as an 8-year-old female Black, with black hair, brown eyes. She stands 4 feet tall and weighs approximately 100 pounds. She was last seen wearing pink and white pajamas.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Aleigha Stevenson , please contact Southwest Area Detectives, at (213) 485-9801. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most Keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.



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