UPDATE: Abducted Fairfax County Child Found Unharmed

UPDATE: Here is a news release from the Fairfax County Police Department.

The following was posted on washingtonpost.com at Noon today.

The Associated Press

Virginia State Police and the Virginia Missing Children Clearinghouse say a one-year-old child in Fairfax County has been abducted.

Authorities have issued an Endangered Missing Child Alert for the boy.

The Fairfax County Police Department is looking for one-year-old Zian Armani Holeman. Police say he was last seen in Alexandria yesterday evening with the suspect -- 26-year-old Vernice Simmons -- and is believed to be in danger.

Simmons is described as black, 5-foot-6, about 210 pounds, with brown eyes and straight black hair. She was wearing a blue hooded shirt, dark jeans and white sneakers.

112006abduc0168simmons.jpg Vernice Simmons (Fairfax County Police Dept.)

The baby is described as a black male, 18-inches tall and weighing 21 pounds. He was wearing a black-and-red hooded shirt, blue jeans, black Timberland boots, a black-and-blue hat and a white undershirt.

112006abduc0168zianarmaniholeman.jpg Zian Armani Holeman (Fairfax County Police Dept.)


Authorities say Simmons was supposed to take the child to a movie yesterday, but never took him home. Police say they don't know Simmons might go, since she is not known to drive. She was last seen walking with the child.

By Focus on Fairfax |  November 20, 2006; 2:02 PM ET  | Category:  Crime , Public Safety
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