Friday, October 2, 2009

Police Release Sketch In Abducted Newborn Case

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Police released a sketch of the suspect wanted in connection with the abduction of a South Nashville newborn, who was stolen from his mother just days ago. Maria Gurrolla said she was stabbed multiple times Tuesday by a woman pretending to be an immigration worker who showed up at her home. When Gurrolla ran next door for help, she said the woman abducted her now 7-day-old son, Yair Anthony Carillo.
Metro police officers went door to door Thursday with the sketch of the suspected woman, who according to police, could be involved in the stabbing of Gurrolla and the kidnapping of her baby. Police didn't release that sketch to the public until Friday.
Gurrolla described the woman who attacked her as a heavyset woman with blond hair. Increasing their efforts, a crime scene analyst went back to the home Thursday on East Ridge Drive looking for evidence that could lead to the suspect. Then on Friday authorities pulled together multiple units to form a task force dedicated to finding baby Yair.
Metro police said the search still continued for the driver of a dark-colored Kia Spectra. Officials believe that driver could have witnessed the abduction of the newborn.
Police also said they have new leads coming in every hour and each piece of information is being checked out and thoroughly investigated. Authorities said they know someone in the community knows were baby Yair is, and they need that person to come forward.
Cathy Nahirny, an infant abduction case expert at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, said there have been at least two other recent cases where the abductor used the same ploy of immigration agent because of the assumption that Latina families will be reluctant to tell police.

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