Downtown Los Angeles header image
Los Angeles Police Department Memorial Badge


News Release

Tuesday, February 8, 2005

Media Relations

1 Year-Old Boy Abducted By His Father


Los Angeles: Rampart Division Detectives are requesting the media's assistance by providing the public with the following information about an abducted 1 year-old boy.

On Friday, February 4, 2005, Luis Alberto Cosme, came to the Los Angeles area to visit Aida Jimenez and their 1 year-old son, Edwin Natanael Cosme Jimenez. On Saturday, February 5, 2005, at around 9:00 a.m., Luis Alberto Cosme told Edwin's mother that he was going to take their son for a walk. When the young boy and his father did not return to her apartment, Ms. Jimenez filed a missing persons report at the Rampart Police Station. After Saturday's abduction, she received a phone call from Luis Alberto Cosme who implied that he had taken Edwin to Mexico. She also told the investigating detectives that the suspect might have taken Edwin to Oaxaca, Mexico, West Virginia or Tennessee.

Suspect Luis Alberto Cosme, born 11-04-68, is described as a 36 year-old male Hispanic with black hair and brown eyes, standing 5'8" tall and weighing 160 pounds. He has a thin build, light complexion and was last seen wearing a gray tee shirt and blue jeans. Registered in the suspect's name, is a green 1998 Ford Contour 4-door, West Virginia license plate OET225. The missing juvenile, Edwin Natanael Cosme Jimenez was born on 03-12-03, is a male Hispanic, with brown hair, brown eyes approximately 28" tall and weighs approximately 25 pounds. The small child has a medium build and was last seen wearing a yellow shirt with blue pants.

A digital photograph of the abducted child and his father can be obtained from Los Angeles Police Department's (LAPD) Media Relations Section.

Anyone with information about the abduction should immediately call the Rampart Station at 213-207-2000. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

This news release was prepared by LAPD Media Relations Section at, 213-485-3586.