Baby in Alleged Child Abuse Video Found, Mother Flees as Police Search for Her


Virginia police are searching for a woman who was allegedly seen on video violently shaking her infant son while arguing with a man.

Someone contacted Chesterfield police at close to 4 p.m. on Wednesday after a video on social media showed a woman “shaking and roughly handling a small infant.” The woman has been identified as Astrid Sanchez Diaz, 20. The infant in the video is her 4-month-old son, according to NBC 12.

“Sanchez Diaz appears to be making threats to the child’s father as she is assaulting their child,” a police release said.

Astrid Sanchez Diaz/Police Handout

When police arrived at the suspect’s home, no one was home. Since then, police have located the infant safely but Sanchez Diaz remains on the run.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Sanchez Diaz should contact Chesterfield Police at (804) 748-1251 immediately.

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[Feature Photo: Police Handout]