So dad didn't go to the hospital? I would like to see more info on the other members of the household and why they did not help?
Prayers for this little one - I hope he is okay and found soon.
Has there been any word of a "ransom" note or call in this case?
New details emerge concerning abduction of Carthage child
CARTHAGE, Mo. — Law enforcement official say the mother was at work when intruders broke into a Carthage family’s home and took an eight-month-old child after assaulting the father.
There was another child in the house that was not taken, according to Sgt. Mike Watson, of the Missouri Highway Patrol.
A press conference on the abduction was to start at 2 p.m. at Carthage Memorial Hall.
Was there a press conference??
Full name of baby...Eddie Alegandro Salazar
oooops...I think he's also a Jr.
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Hope this baby is found and is okay. When I started reading the thread, all I could think of was Aveion Lewis.
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Smith said, "Because it's not a truth detector, it's a lie detector. I did not lie, and so that's why it came back inconclusive."
What is wrong with people??? This is just an innocent baby!
I hope Eddie is found safe just as little Christian Guevera was after his surprisingly similar abduction yesterday.
I may have missed it since I was reading so quickly, but where is his mother? Was she is the home also?
Praying for little Eddie to be brought home safely.
Updated Feb 5, 1:15 PM CST
Galena, Kansas police searched an Allied Waste Services disposal site after being contacted by the Carthage Police Department. Carthage police were following up on a possible lead, but nothing was found.
Carthage police chief Greg Dagnan tells KSHB-TV in Kansas City that early information indicates the abduction was random. He says early information on the suspects is so vague officers aren’t sure where they might be headed
If LE is right about it being random that would be really bizarre.
Carthage's crime statistics are very low and this kind of thing happening is extremely rare. I would still like to find out if this family was involved in drugs. I tried to find info about drug arrests in Carthage but had haven't had much luck.
I have been reading conflicting reports which could be jsut bad reporting saying there were other adults home and if that is the case then the big question is if there were other adults in the house then what in the world were they doing? How could the perps have time to ransack the house, beat the dad unconcious and steal Eddie if there were other people there?
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'The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated'
Police: Nearly 100 officers searching for missing Carthage boy
“Searches are still continuing in logical areas where the child might have been left,” he said.
[Not much new here, but the most recent Joplin Globe update]
I also missed this the first time around, from the Carthage paper's article:
Boswell said she saw a tow truck come in early Friday morning and take the family’s car.
Hmmmm.....sounds like they're checking out a possible crime scene.
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Have the parents made any kind of plea?
Had to eat my words over on Christian's thread (hinky meter-wise), thank God! But if they are already searching landfills - I agree with wfgodot - not completely sold on the masked kidnapper story...
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wfgodot - Was typing my post and just saw your update...Yep, sounds like another Aveion "story."
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Carthage police Chief Greg Dagnan, in a press conference this afternoon, told members of the media that the abduction of a Carthage boy does not appear to be a custody issue of any sort and officials are treating it as an abduction by a stranger.
As many as 100 officers, including those from the FBI, members of the Missouri Highway Patrol and numerous local officers, are continuing their search this afternoon for Eddie Salazar, an eight-month old Carthage child who was reportedly abducted from his home at 227 E. Mound St. in Carthage late Thursday night.
“We are working very hard and doing everything we can to find this child,” said Carthage Police Chief Greg Dagnan.
Dagnan, during the press conference, said the names of the parents are not being released yet.
“They are clearly upset right now, going through a lot,” he said.
Dagnan said the initial call came in at 11:04 p.m. Thursday and an Amber Alert was issued within an hour or so.
A Highway Patrol spokesman said the child was dressed only in a blue “onesy” and there is extreme concern about the child’s exposure to the weather conditions today.
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At a news conference on Friday afternoon, Dagnan said the father isn't sure whether one or two men wearing black clothing attacked him. Dagnan said the father is the only adult in the home who was awakened. The attack left the father unconscious. The house was ransacked and the child was taken.
An older sibling was in the home but wasn't harmed. Other adults in the home weren't awakened. Eddie's mother wasn't home but Dagnan, without going into details to protect the family's privacy, said it isn't unusual for her to be away from home at 11 p.m. The chief said the child was being properly supervised.
Dagnan says, at this point, the crime seems "isolated and random" but it's not unusual to find out later in investigations like this that it's not random. He said it's hard for him to see the parents as suspects, although nothing is ruled out until the crime is solved.
Dagnan said investigators are developing more concrete descriptions of suspects. He said he'd heard about a traffic stop in the area early Friday of two men with a baby but doesn't know if it's related to the kidnapping.
HLN talking about Eddie right now.
Keeping it on the low-down to keep the POI in a comfort zone, but...they took the car, father beaten unconscious - yet no other adult was awakened...Wonder if the other child also slept so soundly.
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