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UPDATE: Missing Baby Located, Suspect In Custody

Flora Khatun, 30, of Falls Church. (Photo: Courtesy of the Fairfax County Police Department)
Flora Khatun, 30, of Falls Church. (Photo: Courtesy of the Fairfax County Police Department)

UPDATE at 7:05 p.m.: Fairfax County police said that Flora Khatun was located with the baby in the 3500 block of Dean Drive in Chillum, Md. at around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13 with the assistance of FBI’s Washington and Baltimore Field Offices and the Prince George’s County Police. Khatun will be extradited to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where she will be served with a warrant for parental abduction.

The police received a tip from a local reporter who received information from a source on the possible whereabouts of Khatun and her 6-week-old baby and detectives from the Fairfax County Police Department’s Major Crimes division followed up immediately.

According to the police, the baby was in good condition and will be returned to the appropriate Fairfax County agency for care and custody.

ORIGINAL REPORT at 3:19 p.m.: Detectives with the Fairfax County Police Department have obtained a parental abduction warrant for a 30-year-old Falls Church woman for allegedly fleeing with a child who was ordered to be removed from a local home.

On Tuesday, July 12 police responded to the Fairfax County Department of Family Services office, located at 7611 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, for a report of a missing juvenile. An investigation determined that Child Protection Services had a court order to remove a 6-week-old baby from a local home. Child Protection Services staff could not locate the baby or her mother and subsequently contacted the police for assistance.

Detectives of the Major Crimes Division took over the investigation and were also unable to locate the suspect and victim. Further investigation determined the suspect may have fled with the child in a 2011 blue Toyota Sienna with Virginia license plate XJG-1035.

On Wednesday, July 13 detectives obtained the warrant for Flora Khatun and coordinated an amber alert to locate the missing child. Police ask that anyone with information contact Fairfax County police at 703-691-2131 or contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(2746370 or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477) or 703-691-2131.