Amber Alert: South L.A. 8-year-old discovered secure, lady in custody

An Amber Alert was activated on an 8-year-old girl believed to have been abducted by her mother and three others early Wednesday morning, according to California Highway Patrol.

The child, Aleigha Stevenson, was found safely and a woman was taken into custody, Los Angeles police officer Jeff Lee said around 10 a.m. The officers did not confirm whether the woman in custody is the girl’s mother.

The girl was picked up at 1:40 p.m. from her father’s home on W 42nd Street and 7th Avenue in the Leimert Park neighborhood of South LA

An amber alert sent to Aleigha Stevenson, 8, was recorded on June 9, 2021.

According to LAPD, she is said to be with her mother, 29-year-old Kera Stevenson, who does not have custody of the girl.

The woman showed up with three other people in her ex-husband’s apartment. She was let inside to see her daughter and then one of the people pushed their way into the house and they “forcibly pulled the child away,” the LAPD said in a press release.

The group escaped in two vehicles, a black 2004 Chevrolet Suburban with the California license plate “8UIB679” and a black 2017 BMW 320 with an Oklahoma license plate “EGU358”. It is not known which vehicle the child was in.

“The suspect should be viewed as armed and dangerous,” CHP said in the Amber Alert flyer.

The girl’s parents have an ongoing custody battle and an injunction is on file, LAPD officials said.

The child was described as six inches tall and weighing 100 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen in pink and white pajamas.

The woman was described as 1.80 m tall, 1.65 kg, with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen in dark clothing.

Anyone with information can contact LAPD’s Southwest Area Detectives at 213-485-9801.

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