EDITOR’S NOTE: Since the mother of the two-month-old baby is in custody, we have taken out the name and photo of the child.
UPDATE (7:32 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14): The Ashland Police Department says the missing two-month-old baby out of Ashland was found safe and her mother is in custody.
ASHLAND, KY (WOWK)—The Ashland Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 2-month-old.
They say that the baby is being accompanied by her mother, 27-year-old Kayla Simpson, who left the Karen’s Place Maternity Center in Ashland. According to Ashland PD, Simpson was under a court order not to leave the facility. They are both from Pike County, Kentucky, and they were last seen on the 2200 block of Central Ave. at around 11:15 p.m. on Monday.
The facility released the following statement:
“Our top priority at Karen’s Place Maternity Center is protecting the health, safety and well-being of the individuals in our care. We are aware of reports of an individual who chose to leave the facility with her child against medical advice. We have been in contact with law enforcement. In accordance with HIPAA, we cannot comment further on the details of the situation.”
Simpson is wanted on charges of custodial interference and wanton endangerment. She is white and stands about 5 ‘2″ tall. She has black hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing blue jeans and a royal blue shirt. She has her upper left lip pierced.
APD says a light-colored pickup truck was seen leaving the area at the same time Simpson was last seen.
Anyone with information about the pair’s whereabouts should call 606-385-3273 or 911 in their area.