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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

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Child Abduction Regional Emergency (C.A.R.E.) NR11416an

(UPDATE)
September 6, 2011
Kathy Nicole Leath and her infant daughter were found late Monday around 10:30 p.m. at a motel in the 4100 block of South Western Avenue. They are both safe and sound.

(UPDATE)
September 4, 2011

Wilshire Area detectives have released a new photo of Kathy Nocole Leath and her 4-week-old infant daughter.  The photo is attached to the last page of this release.

Los Angeles:  The LAPD Wilshire Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a 23-Year-Old mother and her 4-week-old infant who were last seen in the area of Ralphs Market located at Pico and San Vicente in Los Angeles.

On September 3, around 3:30 in the afternoon, Kathy Nicole Leath and her 4-week old infant daughter Genesis True Leath went to the Ralphs grocery store located at Pico Blvd. and San Vicente in the company of Cortez Leath who is the Conservator/Uncle for Kathy.  Although Kathy is 23-years-old, she has the mental capacity of a 10-year-old child.

According to Cortez Leath, he walked away from Kathy and her infant daughter for a moment and when he returned they were nowhere to be found.  Kathy Nicole Leath is described as a 23-year-old female Black, with black hair, brown eyes, 5 feet 6 inches tall weighing160 pounds with a medium complexion and build.  Kathy was wearing a purple tank top, blue jeans, black shoes and a costume jewelry ring.  Kathy’s infant daughter Genesis True Leath is a 4-week-old female, Black with brown hair and brown eyes, she is 26 inches, and weighs 8 pounds.  Genesis was wearing a purple “onsie” outfit, which is a one-piece baby outfit.

            

Due to the mental capacity of Kathy Nicole, a CARE Alert has been issued and the family and the Los Angeles Police Department are seeking the assistance of the public in locating Kathy and Genesis.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Kathy Nicole Leath or her infant child Genesis True Leath, is asked to contact Wilshire Division Watch Commander at 213-473-0476. 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.