BPD looking for biological parents who allegedly abducted 3 children; no evidence kids in danger

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UPDATE (12:16 p.m.): The department has identified the woman as 39-year-old Crystal Russell, who is the biological mother of all three kids.

The department said Russell and 27-year-old Larry Rodriguez, the biological father of the 1-year-old, were having a supervised visitation with the three children when they left with the kids in their vehicle.

Russell is described as being Black, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 190 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Rodriguez is described as being 6 feet 2 inches tall, 165 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. The vehicle they fled in is described as a silver Mercedes four-door sedan.

Here are the children’s descriptions:

  • De’Jia May, 13, 4 feet 6 inches tall, 130 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes
  • Elija May, 12, 4 feet tall, 120 pounds with black hair and brown eyes
  • Jeremiah Rodriguez, 1, infant

BPD said the children had previously been removed from the care of the parents in Sacramento County and were in protective custody with Child Protective Services. At this time. there is no specific information indicating that the children are in danger of imminent harm, the department said.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the children are urged to call BPD at 661-327-7111.

From left to right: Jeremiah Rodriguez, 1, De’Jia May, 13, and Elija May. Courtesy of BPD.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Bakersfield Police Department is looking for a woman who allegedly abducted three of her kids this morning. 

The department said the suspected kidnapping took place at around 8:41 a.m. in the 100 block of Tulare Street. Three children are believed to be with the woman, ages 1, 12 and 13. A description of the vehicle and suspect have not yet been provided. 

This article will be updated once more information becomes available.

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