Parental Child Abduction NR15353lp

October 15, 2015

October 14, 2015 NR15353lp

UPDATE Sariya Ogbeiwi was located in good health. Jasmine Kennedy was not with Ogbeiwi at the time.

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department 77th Division Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating an abducted 1 and a half year old girl named Sariya Ogbeiwi.

Sariya Ogbeiwi had been removed from her mother’s custody by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Ogbeiwi was placed with a foster family, however, her mother was allowed monitored visitation.

On October 14, 2015, around 11:00 a.m. Ogbeiwi was under the care of a DCFS worker supervising a visitation with her biological mother in the 1400 block of West Manchester Avenue. Ogbeiwi’s mother eluded the DCFS worker and left the restaurant with Ogbeiwi. She got on a bus heading eastbound on Manchester Avenue to an unknown location.

The suspect, Jasmine Kennedy, 19, is described as a female Black, with black hair, brown eyes, standing 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing approximately 120 pounds. She was last seen wearing a gray shirt and black leggings.

Sariya Ogbeiwi is described as a 1 and a half-year-old female Black, with black hair, and brown eyes. She stands 3 feet tall and weighs about 33 pounds, and was last seen wearing a white “onesie” with blue and white designs and wearing sandals.

Sariya Ogbeiwi DOB: 04/18/14 Jasmine Kennedy

Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact 77th Division Detective Muhammad at (323) 786-5445. 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 1-800-222-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, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.