BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — Bridgeport police have located 11-month-old Jalayjah Douglas who was taken by her biological father without permission. This issued a Silver Alert.
It happened on Wordin Avenue and Hanover Street. According to police, a call came in around 7:15 p.m. indicating a child’s biological father, identified as 30-year-old James Douglas, came to the park and took the her while she was playing. Police said the child’s foster parent brought her to the park.
A Silver Alert was then issued for 11-month-old Jalayjah Douglas. She is Black with black hair and brown eyes. She is around 2 feet tall and weighs 20 pounds. The child was last seen wearing pink Reebok sneakers and a jean jacket with a pink hooded sweatshirt underneath. The sweatshirt has the words “God Bless Me” on the front.
Bridgeport police alerted state police and surrounding police departments and are looking for the person of interest.
Police believe two possible vehicles could be involved. Police say Douglas operates a maroon 2014 Honda Civic with Connecticut license plate BE36105. However, a newer update suggests that he may have left the westside of the city and is traveling in a small, 4-door, silver, compact vehicle with the missing child.
James Douglas lost custody of his daughter last month, but police gave no indication has to why. However, it should be noted that a Silver Alert has been issued compared to an Amber Alert. Amber Alerts are only given out when the child may be in danger or harmed. Police do not think James Douglas has any malicious intentions.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bridgeport Police TIPS Line (203) 576-TIPS or contact their nearest police department.
This is a developing story. Stay with News 8 for updates.