On Friday, January 7, 2005 in the evening hours, Suspect Justin Shannon Garcia was arrested in connection with the abduction of Jason Murdock Steele.
On Sunday, January 9, 2005, at about noon, Scott Eric Rosenstiel surrendered to Pacific Detectives along with 2 year-old Jason Murdock Steele. The child has been placed in protective custody with the Department of Children and Family Services.
Scott Eric Rosenstiel was booked for 278 PC-Child Abduction.
Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is requesting the Media to provide the public with the following information to assist law enforcement agencies with locating an abducted 2 year-old boy.
On Friday, January 7, 2005, Jason Steele Murdock, a two-year-old boy of Caucasian decent with blond hair and blue eyes approximately 28 pounds and a thin build was being held by his mother near their residence in the 1700 block of Penmar Avenue in the Pacific area. At around 1:30 p.m., three suspects, described as a White female (Suspect #1) a White male (Suspect #2) and another male (Suspect #3) handed the mother a piece of paper and stated “You Are Served.” The female suspect and suspect # 2 pulled the child from the mother’s arms and ran to a vehicle described as a white four door station wagon approximately made in 2002. The third suspect left the scene in a vehicle described as a black 2002 Ford Pick-Up Truck, license plate 6W95060. All three suspects and the young boy drove away from 1700 Penmar Avenue towards Lake Street.
Victim, Jason Steele Murdock was last seen wearing a blue sweatshirt, blue jeans, blue shoes and a green coat.
A digital photograph of the abducted child can be obtained from Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Media Relations Section.
Anyone with information about the abduction should immediately call 9-1-1, or the LAPD Pacific Area Police Station at 310-482-6313. 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.