The parents of a 7-week-old baby are facing charges after reportedly taking their infant son from a children’s hospital in Pennsylvania amid a child abuse investigation.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, police said the parents of Ambrose Klingensmith took him from the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh before doctors could finish treating him. Doctors said that the baby showed signs on physical abuse, including fingermark bruising and stomach trauma.
Jeannette Funnen, 32, and Daemon Klingensmith, 23, are wanted in connection with the infant’s disappearance. Police have now charged the suspects with “child endangerment and intimidation, retaliation or obstruction of a child abuse case,” according to Action News 4.
The outlet reports that the parents fled with the baby after being told doctors noticed possible abuse. A medical report by the hospital indicated that the baby’s injuries were “highly concerning for physical abuse.” The infant reportedly had “patterned injury” that caused “substantial pain.”
Doctors said additional testing needed to be done to determine if any internal injuries were present, but the boy was taken from the hospital before the exams were completed.
Authorities said 3-year-old Makias Palmer may also be with the parents. He has dirty blond hair.
PLEASE RT: West Mifflin police are searching for a 7-week-old infant who may be at risk of harm or injury. Police said Ambrose Klingensmith is believed to be with his parents, who are driving in a gold/silver 2001 Buick Century with Pennsylvania registration LBD6681. pic.twitter.com/yQxGJHEJg9
— Katelyn Sykes (@KatelynsWTAE) September 27, 2019
Thee suspects may be in a gold/silver 2001 Buick Century with Pennsylvania license plate number, LBD6681. The couple could possibly be on their way to Florida. The car was last seen traveling south on Route 19 and McMurray Road in Washington County, at around 1:45 p.m.
Funnen reportedly had suicide attempts during her last two pregnancies. Court documents state that she previously had two children taken from her by the Children and Youth Services. She also had a protective order placed against her, according to Action News 4.
Funnen is described as a white female who stands 5-feet-3-inches tall and weighs around 150 pounds. She has long brown hair and brown eyes. She wears glasses.
Klingensmith is described as a white male who stands 5-feet-8-inches tall and weighs around 160 pounds. He has blue eyes and has brown, shoulder-length hair. He also wears glasses.
Anyone with information is urged to 911 or the West Mifflin police at 412-461-3125.
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[Feature Photo: Ambrose Klingensmith/Police Handout]