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September 30th, 2009
10:37 AM ET

Update: Amber Alert for abducted newborn

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Yair Anthony Carrillo, age four days, was abducted on Monday.
Yair Anthony Carrillo, age four days, was abducted on Monday.

Gabriel Falcon
AC360° Writer

Authorities in Tennessee searching for an abducted newborn said today a woman previously named a person of interest in the investigation is not connected to the case.

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said the woman, Lisa Sampson, was interviewed in New York and is not believed to be involved in the abduction of the 4-day-old baby.

A state-wide Amber Alert remains for Yair Anthony Carrillo. Police believe he was kidnapped from his family’s home in Nashville at approximately 2:40 p.m. Tuesday. “We believe he is in danger,” Kristin Helm, the Public Information Officer for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, told CNN.

Investigators provided details of the abduction:

“The child was taken by a white female who was posing as an immigration worker. She had come to the residence and demanded the mother give her the baby. When the mother refused to comply she stabbed the mother approximately 8 times.”

At a news conference held at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the baby’s mother, Maria Gurrolla, said the woman posing as an immigration officer knocked on the door of her home. Speaking through a translator, Gurrolla said she left the baby on the couch as she ran for help after the woman assaulted her.

She called the kidnapper a “robust person.” She also said she “needs her baby back.”

Authorities also provided a description of the suspect: “The suspect is approximately 30-years of age and 5’4” tall and is heavy set. She has blonde hair and it is pulled back into a pony tail. She is wearing a black blouse and blue jeans. The female was driving a black 4 door sedan that was described as looking like a police car.”

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Yair Anthony Carrillo, contact the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department at 615-862-8600 or the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

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soundoff (103 Responses)
  1. gus

    Beware when you put those "It's a boy!!(or girl)" signs in your yard. It attracts wackos. She had one.

    October 1, 2009 at 2:55 am |
  2. alaska

    What is this world coming too. However, the previous statement made is true. Women that abduct other women's babies typically have the same MO. Obese, unwed, personality disorder. Probably told their co-workers, family members that they were expecting. Their body structure makes it believable and now they have to produce and infant to keep the lie going. God Bless this poor mother and bring her beautiful baby back to her unharmed!

    September 30, 2009 at 7:38 pm |
  3. Confused

    WHY did she leave the baby on the couch and run for help?!? This doesn't make sense... A mother's natural instinct is to protect your child no matter what! Leaving your child in the presence of a sick person who just attacked you?!? This screams that we're not getting the whole story. I pray for this child, but something's not adding up...

    September 30, 2009 at 7:31 pm |
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