‘Mom’ flees with 7-year-old daughter after allegedly stabbing 11-year-old, setting house on fire

A child who escaped the home told police that the mother “duct taped their hands, put socks in their mouths” before stabbing 11-year-old girl

UPDATE: Mother arrested, child found safe after sister found stabbed and home engulfed in flames


A seven-year-old girl is missing and believed to be in danger after her mother allegedly abducted her in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

ABC News reports that police are searching for Hafza Hailey, 7, and her mother Taheerah Ahmad, 39, after the mother is believed to have fled with her youngest child from their north Tulsa home on Monday night. Hafsa’s 11-year-old sister is in critical condition with multiple stab wounds, and a nine-year-old child escaped the home safely.

Police reported to the home on Monday night to find the kitchen on fire and an 11-year-old girl critically injured from an apparent stabbing.

The nine-year-old child who escaped the home reportedly told police that Ahmad had stabbed the older child after she “duct taped [the children’s] hands, put socks in their mouths.”

The same child told police that they managed to escape the home, reportedly with the help of the missing girl, to call for help. But the mother had fled with Hafsa by the time authorities arrived.

“The story that we received was that the 7-year-old helped the 9-year-old escape the residence,” a Tulsa police spokesperson told reporters.

“This is very fluid. It’s moving very fast and we have a traumatized witness who has given us information.”

The spokesperson reportedly said that Ahmad may be suffering from drug problems and/or mental health issues. The 11-year-old child remains in critical condition.

According to News on 6, Hafsa was wearing an ankle-length peach dress and wore her hair in a puffy ponytail. A height and weight description is not yet available. Ahmad, who has dark curly hair with highlights, is believed to be driving either a black 2005 Lexus RX3, with an Oklahoma paper tag, UD-4967 or a dark blue Ford sedan.

Anyone with information about Hafza Hailey and Taheerah Ahmad whereabouts is urged to call 918-596-AMBR(2627) .


[Feature image: Hafza Hailey and Taheerah Ahmad/Tulsa Police]