Police today said a 6-year-old boy who was taken from a foster home in South Los Angeles by his mother during a monitored visit was found Friday in Waukegan, Illinois, safe, unharmed and with relatives.
King Antwine was found at 6:30 p.m. Friday and was in the process of returning to the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, police said.
Antwine’s mother, Felicia Jones, is still outstanding, according to a Los Angeles Police Department statement.
Antwine was removed from his mother’s custody after an investigation by the DCFS and placed with a foster family, police said.
Jones, 31, was allowed monitored visits and it was during a visit at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday that she removed the boy from the foster home in the 1800 block of West 29th Street, near Western Avenue, police said.
She allegedly told the foster parent via phone and text messages that she was driving on Interstate 15 in Arizona or Nevada.
At about 7 a.m. Wednesday, Jones texted the foster parent that she was about 300 miles away and on the way back but her cell phone had been turned off since then, police said.
Anyone with information regarding Jones’ whereabouts was asked to call 877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247) or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).