CA - Landon Delaney, 4, Los Angeles, 18 July 2009
21 July 09
Investigators looking for a Modesto woman they say abducted her 4-year-old son have determined she bought a train ticket to San Francisco, with a CalTrain connection to Half Moon Bay.
Merisha Jackson, 31, and her son, Landon Delaney, were last seen boarding an Amtrak train about 5 p.m. Saturday.
Jackson, who has limited visitation rights with her three children, took Landon to Mancini Park with his father’s permission Friday night. Landon’s father lives in Los Angeles County with the couple’s three sons — a 7-year-old and 9-year-old are safe with him, investigators said.
Jackson didn’t return the boy as scheduled. Detectives believe the two spent Friday night at the Motel 6 at Orangeburg and Briggsmore avenues.
Investigators said Jackson has a prior child abuse allegation involving another child.
Jackson is described as black, 5 feet 6 inches tall and 115 pounds and was last seen wearing a one-piece bathing suit and black and white shorts. Authorities said she has ties to San Mateo and Los Angeles counties. Investigators have not found any ties to Half Moon Bay.
Landon is described as black, wearing khaki shorts and a brown polo shirt.
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