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    NV - Katies Battle, 3, Las Vegas, 5 July 2014



    http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/25993...ear-old-mother

    Police said 3-year-old Katies Battle was abducted by her biological mother, Shelly Mitchell, from an apartment on North Las Vegas Boulevard, near Lake Mead Boulevard. Katies was removed from her parents' custody by Child Protective Services and had been living with a foster family for the past 18 months.

    On Friday, with the permission of Child Protective Services, Katies' foster mother dropped her off at the apartment of her biological father. On Saturday afternoon, the 26-year-old father reported Katies missing.

    It's believed Mitchell took the child from the father's home during a family gathering to which she was denied access.
    http://www.8newsnow.com/story/259931...-year-old-girl

    Katies Battle is described as an African-American girl, about 2 foot, 36 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Battle was last seen wearing a green and pink shirt with a flower in the middle and green leggings.

    Shelly Mitchell is described as an African-American woman, about 5 foot 5, 155 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She is known to frequent the Henderson area near Green Valley Parkway and Sunset Road.
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    I've been following this on twitter since really early. I didn't post a thread as I was really hoping Katies would be found. Nothing so far though.

    I'm hoping, as she's probably with mom, she's still okay. Still chilling, just seeing the combination of words '3 year old' and 'missing'.

    And annoyingly, google really wants anyone searching Katies to be directed to Katie's battle etc.
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    Okay, now I'm really worried.

    'Katies was removed from her parents' custody by Child Protective Services and had been living with a foster family for the past 18 months.'

    http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/25993...ear-old-mother
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    Sorry OkieGranny, You'd already highlighted that. I'm being stupid. I'm wondering just how mom who was denied access to the access visit, managed to abduct little Katies? She must have been unsupervised at some time?
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    I thought "Katies" must be a typo, but every article I could find spelled her name the same way.

    I wonder how it's pronounced? Kateez? Kateece?

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    I guess police think mom and Katies are still in Vegas.

    'Mitchell is described as black, 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 155 pounds. She is known to frequent the area of Green Valley Parkway and Sunset Road in Henderson.'

    http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/25993...ear-old-mother
    We 'embraced' the missing Bob Harrod case as requested but 6 years on, are still waiting for further guidance


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    Oh, wow. The mother was commenting on this MSM FB page last night, explaining her position:

    https://www.facebook.com/FOX5LasVega...221672/?type=1

    Her FB here: https://www.facebook.com/Lit.Renee

    She posted pics of Katies, showing what looks like scars and sores all over her body.

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    Video at link:

    http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/26000...o-be-protected

    Mitchell wouldn't reveal her location to FOX5, but she did agree to a telephone interview. She said this was part of a plan to protect her daughter, and now she's in over her head...

    Mitchell told FOX5 that the child is safe in her care. She claims the girl's father invited her to the birthday party and gave her permission to leave with the toddler. "He told me it was fine, I could take her. I asked if we could go get her some new shoes – all of us," Mitchell said...

    Mitchell ended the conversation by saying she plans on turning the child over to police. She said she realizes there will be consequences for her actions, but that she has no regrets. "I know what I have to do. It's going to be the hardest thing I ever have to do, to return her. I had to do this to make a point, for people to pay attention," Mitchell said.

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    http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/26000...o-be-protected

    Mitchell said that once she had her daughter, she felt compelled to keep her. She said she's been fighting to regain custody of Katies for years, claiming she has been abused in foster care and that she has pictures that prove it.

    "I don't want nobody hurting my baby, and that's the only reason I'm in this situation. She needs to be protected, for real," Mitchell said.

    Mitchell said she reported the abuse to Child Protective Services to no avail. The agency wouldn't discuss the issue with FOX5 because of privacy laws. Now that the story is out, Mitchell said she hopes someone will listen to her concerns.

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    Thank you OkieGranny for bringing this to my attention. I just don't know what to think! Looks like little Katies has had a very tough life. Sometimes foster care vs parental care just sucks all the way around.


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    http://www.jrn.com/ktnv/news/missing-girl.html

    Investigators here say they have been in consistent contact with Shelly Mitchell since last week when they began investigating the disappearance of her daughter, Katies Battle.

    That is until earlier today when they say she cut off communication...

    Police say Mitchell is known to frequent the Henderson area, and are encouraging her to drop Katies off at any hospital and simply notify the nurses on duty.

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    http://www.8newsnow.com/story/260059...irl-found-safe

    According to police, 3-year-old Katies Battle and her 35-year-old mother Shelly Mitchell were found Sunday morning at the The Suites on Boulder Highway at Flamingo Road.

    Police say the girl is "great condition." North Las Vegas Police have taken Mitchell into custody and Child Protective Services now have the girl in their care.



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