UPDATE AT 12:02 P.M. EASTERN — The newborn boy has been found safe. His father was taken into custody on outstanding warrants, the Tampa Bay Times reported. His mother was not with them, but she may face charges, too. Thank you for your prayers for this baby’s rescue.
Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a newborn boy who is believed to be in the hands of a dangerous couple that has already been wanted by law enforcement.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, 32-year-old David Cooper and 25-year-old Kaitlynn Lovel recently lost custody of their two children after “significant charges of child abuse.”
David is already wanted on numerous other charges relating to illegal drug use and domestic violence. Pregnant with their third child and knowing they’d immediately lose custody of it, too, the Illinois couple reportedly fled to the Tampa, Florida area to give birth to the child, Fox 13 reported. That happened in March.
Their new baby, a boy named Sage Cooper, is now a month old and is believed to still be in the hands of his non-custodial parents. Authorities are renewing efforts to find him and have alerted the public to be on the lookout.