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Update January 28, 2013: Resa White has returned Amya to a babysitter;  the child is now safe and home with her grandmother.

January 27, 2013— Chula Vista Police seek public help to locate a 4-year-old girl abducted by her mother.  The missing child, Amya White, is African-American and was wearing a yellow raincoat and black pants when taken from her grandmother’s home yesterday at 4:30 p.m.

The mother, Resa Carolyn White, 21, has a history of drug abuse and is known to rely on bus transportation. She was last seen wearing a black top, black leggings and Ugg-style boots.  She is 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs about 120 pounds.  Note: the photo at left is the most recently, but her hair is now black and straight. 

The suspect lost custody of her two children, who were being raised by their grandmother at 2150 Caminito Leonzio in Chula Vista.

The mother “visited the children and left with one of them (AMYA) when the grandmother was distracted,” said Captain Gary Wedge with Chula Vista Police. The grandmother waited 24 hours to contact police and does not believe the motherieve mother will intentionally harm the child, he added.

The suspect is considered a transient with no known permanent address and no known vehicle. She has a history of drug abuse and currently has a warrant for her arrest related to theft charges, according to police. She may be headed to an unspecified address in southeast San Diego.

View a flyer on the suspect and a flyer on the missing child.

The investigation is ongoing.  If you have any information about the whereabouts of the child or mother please contact Chula Vista Police Dispatch at (619) 691-5151 or you may call the on-duty Watch Commander at (619) 476-5374.