The Culver City Police Department reached out to the public Thursday for help finding a 6-month-old boy who was last seen on New Year's Eve with his parents, who have since been arrested.
Jacsun Manson was reported missing to police and the Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services on Jan. 25 but was last seen by witnesses on Dec. 31, according to the Culver City Police Department. He was not with his parents, Adam Manson and Kiana Williams, when they were arrested.
Adam also goes by the aliases Adam Owens and Adam Jackson.
The family had been living Upward Bound House in Culver City, a family shelter for homeless and struggling families, according to Lt. Troy Dunlap.
Detectives said the parents frequented the area of Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard, in the Hyde Park neighborhood of South L.A.
On Dec. 31, a witness in that area reported seeing Jacsun sitting inside a blue 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser with his parents nearby, apparently trying to break into other cars. Investigators believe the Chrysler was also stolen.
Los Angeles police arrested the couple in the same area on Jan. 3 in connection with car burglaries, Dunlap said.
The infant was still missing as of Friday afternoon while the car was found around that time, Culver City Police Sgt. Murphy said. Police have not said where it was located.
Dunlap said authorities are investigating all leads but the parents are not cooperating.
“We have contacted family members and friends, and they have been cooperative,” Dunlap said. “But none of the information they have given to us has actually led to the location of Jackson.”
He added that detectives are hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has described Jacsun as weighing about 20 pounds, standing 1 foot, 6 inches tall and having brown hair and brown eyes.
The couple was being held without bail after being found in contempt of the court for refusing to divulge information on their child's whereabouts, police said.
Anyone with information on the case can contact Detective Raya at 310-253-6318. During non-business hours, the watch commander can be reached at 310-253-6202.