Sacramento County deputies need help finding missing baby
ELK GROVE - Sacramento County sheriff's investigators need the public's help to find a baby boy who has been missing since April 2011.
Dwight Stallings, 22 months old, has not been seen by family members since last April.
Law enforcement recently learned that this child has been unaccounted for during the last eleven months and are aggressively seeking his whereabouts.
On Saturday afternoon, the baby's mother, Tanisha Edwards, was in custody at the Sacramento County Jail for a violation of her probation and a Child Protective Services (CPS) issued warrant for her arrest.
"She didn't tell me anything. She just said he's with someone else or being baby sat," said Tanisha's mother Barbara Edwards when asked what her daughter said about the whereabouts of the baby over the past year.
According to Deputy Jason Ramos, detectives have been working with the Elk Grove Police Department, as well as CPS, both of whom have had contact with Edwards throughout the course of the investigation.
Ramos said Edwards has been unable to give law enforcement authorities any information that can lead to Dwight's location.
Detectives believe Dwight may possibly be living under a different, unknown name. Officials also believe there's a good chance that the baby could be dead.
Law enforcement officials said Edwards has given several conflicting stories about what happened to Dwight. They also said that CPS officials went to her apartment in south Sacramento several times last April to do a welfare check on the child, but that Edwards was never around during the visits.
A month later, neighbors said Edwards was evicted. Law enforcement officials said she lived a transient life ever since.
After not being able to locate Edwards or the baby, CPS issued a warrant for her arrest.
CPS spokesperson Laura McCasland said workers have the authority to report a baby missing to get law enforcement involved, but would not explain why Dwight was never reported missing when they couldn't locate him last spring.
The sheriff's department is asking anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Dwight to immediately contact the sheriff's communications center at (916) 874-5115.