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HomeBreaking NewsSuspect in search for kidnapped twin baby in custody, child still missing

Suspect in search for kidnapped twin baby in custody, child still missing

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A suspect sought in the kidnapping of a twin baby taken in a car theft was taken into custody Thursday, though the infant is still missing, police said.

The search for 5-month-old Kason Thomass was launched Monday night after a homeless woman allegedly stole his mom’s running 2010 Honda Accord in Columbus, Ohio. Kason and his twin, Kyair, were inside the vehicle while their mom stepped away to pick up a food order, police said.

Kyair was found around 4:40 a.m. Tuesday abandoned at the Dayton International Airport, more than 70 miles from Columbus. Surveillance cameras captured Jackson allegedly abandoning Kyair in his car seat in a parking lot at the Dayton airport, authorities said.

Police identified Nalah Jackson, 24, as the suspected car thief and initially said investigators believed she still had Kason in her possession. Columbus Police Chief Elaine Bryant said witnesses told police Jackson was seated inside the restaurant when the mother walked in.

Jackson was taken into custody in Indianapolis, Indiana, around 2 p.m. local time Thursday, Columbus police said. Kason, who was last seen wearing a brown onesie, was not with Jackson at the time of her arrest, according to Bryant.

Police had received tips earlier Thursday that Jackson may have been spotted in Indianapolis. A person believed to be Jackson was stopped by police Thursday afternoon in the city and was positively identified through fingerprints an hour later, police said.

Nalah Jackson, a suspect in the disappearance of Kason Thomass, captured on video at a gas station in Huber Heights,

A suspect sought in the kidnapping of a twin baby taken in a car theft was taken into custody Thursday, though the infant is still missing, police said. Surveillance cameras captured Jackson allegedly abandoning Kyair in his car seat in a parking lot at the Dayton airport, authorities said. Police identified Nalah Jackson, 24, as the suspected car thief and initially said investigators believed she still had Kason in her possession.

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