URGENT: Police seek help in locating missing 10-month-old boy with ‘serious medical needs’ who vanished after child protective custody order

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 10-month-old boy who went missing in Anoka County, Minnesota, shortly after a judge ordered that he be transferred to the custody of child welfare services.

The Star Tribune reports that Ja-Kari Brown’s biological parents Sharona Nena Jefferson and James Lavell Brown were ordered to surrender the baby to the care of Anoka County Child Protection, but neither parent complied with the order. Police believe that the boy may be with either Jeffereson, 27, or Brown, 32, and have issued a warrant for both parents.

According to the Star Tribune report, Ja-Kari has “serious medical needs” and authorities are concerned for his well-being.

Anyone with information about Ja-Kari’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Anoka County sheriff’s office at 763-324-4750 or call 911.


[Feature image: Anoka County Sheriff: Ja-Kari Brown; Sharona Nena Jefferson; James Lavell Brown]