Toddler Needs Medicine, Believed Abducted by Non-Custodial Mother

Authorities in North Carolina are looking for a 1-year-old girl with a medical condition believed to have been abducted by her non-custodial mother.

Ava Pierce’s father reported the girl missing at 10:30 p.m. Monday night, saying her mother, 34-year-old Roxanne Michelle Parson, had taken the girl during a visit on December 1 and not returned with her.

The toddler’s medical condition requires medication that she doesn’t have with her, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office said.

The sheriff’s office, which said that Parson’s parental rights had been terminated, have issued an arrest warrant for her on a count of abduction of a child.

Ava is 2 to 3 feet tall and 20 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a white shirt and black pants.

Parson, also known as Roxanne Cromer, is 5 feet 4 inches tall and 120 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

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[Featured image: Ava Pierce and Roxanne Parson/Randolph County Sheriff’s Office]