"My baby is a good baby. He is a good boy. He is a little shy," said DiShundra Thomas, little Cedric's mother. "Just keep him safe. Bring him back to us. Doesn't matter where he is. I just want him back safe."
Police are on the lookout for an 18-month-old child who was allegedly abducted from a residence in the Lake Highlands area. Authorities in Dallas have also asked the FBI to assist them in the investigation of the missing child. At first, a regional Amber Alert was issued, which has since been updated to a statewide Amber Alert.
A statewide Amber Alert has now been issued for missing Dallas 18-month-old Cedric "CJ" Jackson. Authorities say they are looking for an African American suspect in his 40s, but they have not released any other new info. https://t.co/y3V86Ff30Z pic.twitter.com/aJpwhF6mpP— FOX 4 NEWS (@FOX4) July 11, 2019
According to reports, Cedric Jackson was placed in temporary custody with an aunt recently by Child Protective Services. He was last seen around 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday in the 9700 block of Whitehurst Drive. According to the young child's aunt, she had put him to bed at just around 11 p.m.
The incident report cited by FOX News states that the aunt woke up on Thursday morning at 6 a.m. and saw that Cedric was not in his bed. She immediately called the police.
**Statewide Amber Alert Expected**— Andrea Lucia (@CBS11Andrea) July 11, 2019
A source tells me Dallas police have requested a statewide Amber Alert in the disappearance of 18 month old Cedric Jackson.
A statewide alert, unlike the current regional alert, will appear on cell phones.@CBSDFW pic.twitter.com/vqjZPxIv9Y
Police officers tracked down the person, but baby Cedric was not found with him. However, the man was taken to jail on other warrants. Dallas Police Major Max Geron issued a statement, which said: "A juvenile witness that lives at the location described someone who looks like a relative as having taken Cedric at some point in the night."
**PERSON OF INTEREST**— Andrea Lucia (@CBS11Andrea) July 10, 2019
A young cousin says she saw someone matching the description of Harold Johnson take 18 month old Cedric Jackson.
Johnson is now being held on unrelated warrants.
The toddler was not with him when he was arrested. @CBSDFW pic.twitter.com/JvTPirARbX
Cedric's parents are hoping for the safe return of their child. "My baby is a good baby. He is a good boy. He is a little shy," said DiShundra Thomas, little Cedric's mother. "Just keep him safe. Bring him back to us. Doesn't matter where he is. I just want him back safe."
Authorities are encouraging anyone with information to call 911 or the Dallas Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 214-671-4268.