Authorities asked the public today to be on the lookout for a 15-month-old boy who police say was abducted in Boyle Heights by his father.
Noe Reyna is believed to have been taken by Carlos Reyna, who does not have custody rights, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. They were last seen together around 4 p.m. Tuesday in the 2000 block of East Fourth Street.
The California Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert for Noe early this morning.
A court issued an order Tuesday for the Department of Children Family Services to take Noe into protective custody, police said. Both parents were in court and were notified of the court order.
The parents were in court on a narcotics-related issue when they lost custody, according to reports from the scene.
DCFS officials went to the parents’ home to pick up the boy when they realized he was gone, as well as his father, investigators told reporters at the scene.
Noe is Hispanic, 2 feet tall, about 35 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a yellow shirt, black shorts with two green stripes and black tennis shoes. A description of Carlos Reyna was not immediately available.
Noe’s mother is cooperating with authorities, police said. Bloodhounds are aiding in the search for the boy, according to reports from the kidnapping scene.
Anyone with information regarding Noe or Carlos Reyna’s whereabouts is urged to call the LAPD’s Hollenbeck Division at (323) 342-4101.