Officials locate missing 2-year-old Arizona foster child
PHOENIX — Law enforcement officials have located a missing 2-year-old foster child who they believed was in serious danger on Friday.
Phoenix Police Missing Persons detectives, with the assistance of the FBI and Las Vegas Metro Police Department helped in safely locating both the missing child and her parents in the Las Vegas area.
Harmony Victoria Dozier was turned over to the Nevada DCS, while her parents were arrested for felony custodial interference for unlawfully taking the child and leaving the state.
According to the Arizona Department of Child Safety, 2-year-old Harmony was taken from state care around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday by her mother, Tiffany Ivory Moore, and father, Kenneth Gaylord Dozier.
She was abducted in the area of 35th Avenue and Dunlap Road in Phoenix.
Harmony was in state care because of allegations of “severe child abuse committed upon her sibling by her mother and father.”
It was originally not known where they were headed.
The department believed Harmony’s health and safety was at risk of serious harm and a Maricopa County judge issued an immediate order to recover her from her birth parents.
Both Harmony and her sibling have been in foster care since December.
Anyone who had any information about Harmony’s whereabouts, were encouraged to contact 911 immediately as well as the Arizona Child Abuse Hotline at 1-888-SOS CHILD.
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