CHULA VISTA, Calif. — A 21-year-old woman allegedly abducted her 4-year-old daughter from a Chula Vista residence where the girl and her sibling were living with their custodial grandmother, police said Sunday.
The suspect, identified by Chula Vista police as Resa Carolyn White, had lost custody of 4-year-old Amya and another 10-month-old child to her mother, according to Chula Vista police Lt. Fritz Reber. White reportedly had a history of drug abuse and had a warrant for her arrest related to alleged theft charges, Reber said in a statement.
White visited her mother’s residence at 2150 Caminito Leonzio about 3:30 p.m. Saturday and allegedly left with her 4-year-old daughter while the child’s grandmother was distracted, Reber said. The 10-month-old was left at the residence, Reber said.
The grandmother waited a day before contacting police and did not believe White would intentionally harm the girl, according to the police statement.
Amya is black, is 46 inches tall and weighs 38 pounds. She has black shoulder-length hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a yellow raincoat and black pants, police said.
Police described the suspect as black, about 5 feet 7 and 120 pounds with straight black hair. She was last seen wearing a black top, black leggings and tan Ugg-style boots.
Police considered White to be transient, with no known permanent address or vehicle. She frequently rides the bus, and may be headed to an unknown address in southeast San Diego, police said. Police asked anyone with information on the whereabouts of Amya or the suspect to call (619) 692-5151.