Last Seen: Monday, July 22, 2019
Missing: Elijah Phillips, Black male, 3-weeks old
Mother: Brittany Sadi Smith, Black female, 30 years of age
Father: Carl Dennis Hayden Jr., Black male, 37 years of age
Cousin: Brandy Yovonne Galbert, Black female, 41 years of age
Austin Police Department Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 3-week old baby boy Elijah Phillips. After checking into a local hospital under a false name, Brittany Sadi Smith gave birth to Elijah on Friday, July 19, 2019. Brittany gave permission for the baby to leave the hospital on Monday, July 22, 2019, with a family member, believed to be the cousin, Brandy Yovonne Galbert. Baby Elijah has not been seen since. On Wednesday, July 24, 2019, Child Protective Investigations (CPI) received a court order for Elijah to be removed from the mother’s custody and placed into theirs.
The three people listed above have not been located and are possibly in the Austin or Killeen area, presumably with the baby. Detectives and CPI are concerned for the child’s safety and well-being.
Anyone with information about baby Elijah’s whereabouts is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately or the North Austin Detectives at 512-974-5484 or call Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS or text "Tip 103" + your message to CRIMES or use the new Crime Stoppers App. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
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