DETROIT (WXYZ) - A local mother and the grandmother are worried about the welfare of their missing toddler.
Adriana McCormick said her son, Noah Jones Walker, was taken by the father in August and has been gone for close to a month.
“I can’t eat. I can’t sleep,” said McCormick. “It’s so hard. I can’t do it. I need my child.”
According to the grandmother, Margaret Jones, the father walked into the home on the 10000 block of Stoepel on Detroit’s east side and walked out of the house telling Jones he wanted to take his son to see his paternal grandmother.
Jones said 19-year-old Kejuan Douglas said he would be right back with the toddler. Now, McCormick and Jones worry they will never see the child again.
According to McCormick, she has only been able to reach Douglas once or twice.
“He said, 'you can’t kidnap your own child, dummy. I‘m his daddy',” McCormick said of her last conversation with her toddler’s husband.
“He’s never done anything for my grandson,” said Jones. “He always said he’s not the daddy. His name isn’t on the birth certificate. Well, if that’s the case… why would you come and take my grandson from my house?”
According to police reports, Douglas is out on probation. Investigators have not been able to locate him.
“With his criminal background, I don’t want him around him in the first place because he is unfit,” said Jones.
Police told 7 Action News there has been trouble with the former couple before. It is alleged Douglas’ mother took the child threatening not to return the little boy before.
There is some worry in this latest case, because this is the longest the child has been away from his mother.
Investigators are still working on the case and trying to track down Noah. The family here is asking anyone with information to call the Detroit Police Department.
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