Source: Gonzales Police Dept.

Update: Missing 4-month-old reunited with mother | Grandmother did not waive extradition in Colorado

GONZALES — Gonzales police report the missing 4-month-old baby has been located, is unharmed and now has been reunited with his mother. Meanwhile, the baby’s grandmother, Raquel Katrice Smith, 43, remains in Colorado in police custody.

After requesting the public’s help in finding Smith and the baby, Gonzales Police Department investigators were able to determine Smith’s location at the Denver International Airport. With the assistance of Denver International Airport Police and local law enforcement, Smith was taken into custody without incident.

The child was in the custody of Colorado Child Services and has since been reunited with his mother.

Smith did not waive extradition, meaning she is not willing to return to Louisiana to face charges without further legalities. Once it is all approved through the proper legalities, Gonzales Police officers will go to Denver to get Smith. She is charged with one count of simple kidnapping.

Authorities put out a request to help find Rashid and his grandmother, who authorities believe abducted him while she was babysitting him.

When the parents returned home on Friday, Feb. 16., both Smith and the baby were reported missing. The police indicated that they believed Smith was responsible for abducting the infant and had been unable to establish contact with her.

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