Discussion in 'Located Persons Discussion' started by Saribella, May 23, 2019.
Have you seen this child? Octavia Shaw
After a traffic stop? Thats worded oddly
Maybe she was in the car with him and he got pulled over? Heres a still from dashcam video
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Hamilton County Sheriff's Office - TN
URGENT INFORMATION: HCSO Searching for Missing Child
Hamilton County, TN – Earlier this afternoon, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office deputies effected a traffic stop at the intersection of Dayton Pike and Boy Scout Road. The subject vehicle was driven by a female and contained her two year old infant granddaughter and a Latin American male.
At the time of the stop, due to the heat, deputies asked the male subject to stand by near the roadway in the shade with the infant while they detained the female for questioning after finding out she had open, active warrants. During the course of the questioning, it became apparent to the deputies that the male individual had left the scene with the child. Deputies immediately began to search the area for the individual to no avail.
The male party is described as a 37 year old Latin American male identified as Matias Martinez. Martinez has a valid Massachusetts’s driver’s license, brown eyes, and is approximately 5’ 10” tall.
The name of the female infant is Octavia Afiya Shaw and she is two years old. She was last seen wearing a light blue dress with black sweat pants. She weighs approximately 30 pounds and is 2 feet tall. She has a bi-racial complexion.
Anyone with any information regarding Martinez, the child, or their whereabouts should immediately contact their local law enforcement agency.
Local law enforcement are currently searching the area where Martinez was last seen with the child.
HCSO Detectives have also notified the TBI and an Amber Alert has been approved and will be issued shortly.
The picture below is of Martinez and the child and was taken by the dashcam video in the deputies car from today’s vehicle stop.
No further information is available at this time as this is a developing situation.
Still photo from the Dash Cam video at link:
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ETA: oops, Mistivon beat me to it. I should have refreshed my page.
Perhaps he only walked away because he didn't want to be arrested too? Hopefully he will take the girl back to her family, rather than harm her. She looks like she is a asleep on his shoulder in that picture. If his English is limited, perhaps this was a misunderstanding on his part? I'm hoping she will be found unharmed.
Is he the child's father?
New photo of suspect at link
FoxNashville on Twitter
This is literally in my back yard.
WTH. This one is weird. Hopefully she's returned to her family ASAP.
From the link:
The @TBInvestigation has released a new photo of Amber Alert suspect Matias Martinez Authorities continue to search for missing 23-month-old Octavia Shaw out of the Chattanooga area. https://bit.ly/2YPfQ3t #AmberAlert
9:42 PM - 23 May 2019
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office on Twitter
At tonight's press conference regarding Octavia Shaw, HCSO Public Relations Manager Matt Lea stated "The HCSO would like to reassure our community that we, along with our LE partners, are doing everything in our power to locate this young child and return her to her family."
9:43 PM - 23 May 2019
I feel like the stories get more bizarre by the day. Just in the past few weeks... Maleah, Marlen, this man just walks off with this baby during a routine traffic stop?! So weird
WTVC NewsChannel 9 on Twitter
AMBER ALERT DETAILS, via @hcsotn:
⚬ Octavia Shaw (23mo) taken by Matias Martinez (37)
⚬ Happened around 3:30 pm after traffic stop @ Boy Scout Rd & Dayton Pike (Hixson, TN)
⚬ Believed to be on foot
⚬ Considered endangered
⚬ CALL 911/1-800-TBI-FIND https://newschannel9.com/news/missing-persons/amber-alert-23-month-old-child …
9:51 PM - 23 May 2019
Yes, that makes sense. its sounds like he was scared. I hope they are found safe
Not sure if we have the full story here yet.
TBI on Twitter
TBIVerified account @TBInvestigation 10m10 minutes ago
UPDATE: We've added #AMBERAlert suspect Matias Martinez to our Most Wanted list. There is now a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to his arrest. Martinez is 37, stands 5'11", and weighs 185 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. Spot him? Call 1-800-TBI-FIND!
Oh my, most wanted...this is not good.
So how did this guy come to be riding in the grandmother's car?
What in the crap...