Missing mother & toddler son have been found safely

“We are concerned because we have a two-year-old baby boy somewhere out there. We know they are in danger with her background and everything that’s happened in her life and background.” ~Aunt

UPDATE: Mother & son have both been found and are safe. Officials would not divulge details as to where they were found because she didn’t want anyone to know where they are.

POINTE COUPEE – A 33-year-old woman and her toddler son have not been seen since May, according to her family, and now more than one law enforcement agency is looking for them.

Renee Achee, 33, and her son Braelyn J Achee, 23 months, are from the Pointe Coupee Parish area and last seen on May 20th.

Renee is described as 5’2″, weighing 115lbs-120lbs, with dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. Her family said she has tattoos down her arm to cover up needle marks and scarring. Her son turns two in July and has blonde hair and brown eyes.

The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff’s Office confirms that they are actively searching for the missing mother and son.

“We have learned that a woman gave a ride to the mother and son to a homeless shelter in Baton Rouge,” said PCPSO Sheriff Rene Thibodeaux. “Last Friday, our detective went to the women’s homeless shelters in Baton Rouge to locate the two but did not find them.”

Sheriff Thibodeaux said they are now contacting the Baton Rouge Police as of Tuesday, June 20th, requesting assistance in finding Renee and Braelyn based on the tip that they were dropped off last at a homeless shelter in Baton Rouge. Officials added that they are going back today (Tuesday) to the woman who told deputies she dropped them off in Baton Rouge to gather more information.

Meanwhile, Achee’s aunt La Juan Ford Hemminger reached out to Unfiltered with Kiran with additional information on her niece and Braelyn.

“Her mother passed away in February, and they stayed at my brother’s house in January. In April, she left with the child, and she did not have legal guardianship of the child because he was taken away from her and given custody to my sister (his grandmother). My sister was taking care of him,” Hemminger said.

Officials added Achee did get custody of her son after her mother passed away. But still, Hemminger said she truly believes the toddler is in danger.

“Renee is a known heroin addict. She took this child in early April, left my brother’s house, and nobody has been able to reach her. She was last seen around May 20th, leaving one of her old friend’s house in Pointe Coupee Parish,” the aunt added. “A couple of people she grew up with saw her, and they called my brother and said someone needed to intervene right away and get this baby from her because he was in a dangerous situation. Since then, myself, my nephew, and brother have been on a search for her and on social media looking for her. We’ve contacted every friend she has on her Facebook.”

Her aunt tells UWK that Achee made a post to her mother’s Facebook account on April 27th asking for help.

“She said she and her child were in a very vulnerable situation and needed help. That was back in April. Since then, there have been no posts, and her phone has been completely shut off. The sheriff’s office has tried to ping it. We contacted everyone she grew up with and talked to. Nobody has seen or heard from her,” said the aunt.

“We are extremely worried. We know she is not in her right frame of mind. We know she has drug problems. We know this child is in danger. She’s not capable of having a child with her. She lost custody of her first child for those reasons. She doesn’t have a vehicle or money. Her only means of income are food stamps,” said Hemminger. “We are concerned about this baby.”

Anyone with information on the missing mother and son is asked to call the Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff’s Office at 225-638-5445, and if it’s after hours, call 225-694-3737.

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