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Mother kidnaps son during custody visit

July 21, 2009 5:59:50 AM PDT
Investigators are asking for the public's help to find a mother who took off with her 10-month-old son during a court-supervised visit in Compton.Laverne Monticue and her son, Jacob Smith Monticue, were last seen Monday afternoon boarding a Metro Blue Line train at Willowbrook and Imperial Highway. Investigators say she took the child a short time earlier during a court-supervised visit on the 800 block of W. 136th Street.

Investigators say the boy's grandmother was given full custody of the child after Monticue was found guilty of neglect.

Laverne Monticue is described as black, 5 feet 3 inches tall, 150 pounds, with a medium dark complexion. She was last seen wearing brown pants, a brown blouse and brown sandals.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the L.A. County Sheriff's Compton station at (310) 605-6500.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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