Amber Alert issued for 2 children abducted in L.A.
SAN DIEGO — An Amber Alert was issued in Los Angeles Thursday for two children illegally taken by their mother.
Ameenah Rasheedah Freeman, 37, took her 8-year-old son, Emanuel, and 9- year-old daughter, Adoniah, from their grandmother’s Exposition Park-area home about 3 p.m. Monday, police said. The older woman had custody of children.
The children, both of whom suffer from asthma, were reported missing by the grandmother Tuesday morning. They were spotted about six hours later in Northridge, LAPD Officer Jane Kim said.
Freeman, 37, may be driving a maroon 2011 Ford Edge with paper license plates from Airport Marina Ford.
Freeman returned to her mother’s house Wednesday night without the children, appearing “disoriented,” police said. Someone called 911, and Freeman left before officers arrived.
Adoniah is black, 4 feet 10 inches tall, weighs 97 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink dress with white flowers.
Emanuel is black, 4 feet 8 inches tall, weighs 94 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black “Mario Brothers” T- shirt, black shorts with white stripes and black sandals.
Ameenah Freeman is black, 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs about 160 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black dress with black sandals.
Authorities declined to say why the mother did not have custody of her children.
Anyone with more information as to the whereabouts of children or Freeman was asked to call detectives at the Southwest Station at 213-485-6571.