Culver City police looking for missing infant after parents' arrest

CULVER CITY, Calif. (KABC) -- Culver City police are asking the public's help finding a missing 6-month-old baby whose parents were arrested last month and remain in custody.

The child, Jacsun Manson, was reported missing on Jan. 25 but was last seen in December.

Authorities say his parents, Adam Manson and Kiana Williams, were recently arrested by Los Angeles police and remain in the custody of the county sheriff's department.

Adam Manson and Kiana Williams are shown in photos provided by Culver City police.

Adam Manson and Kiana Williams are shown in photos provided by Culver City police.

Culver City PD

Adam Manson has also gone by the aliases Adam Owens and Adam Jackson.

On Dec. 31, Manson and Williams were suspected of stealing a vehicle from a homeless transitional home in Culver City where they were living. They took off with the child inside.

"That was actually stolen from the Upward Bound House in our city, and that's how we're involved in it because the last known address for Jacsun's parents were right here in our city," Lt. Troy Dunlap said.

A few days after stealing the vehicle, authorities said Manson and Williams were arrested on suspicion of breaking and entering into a car. At that time, Jacsun wasn't with them and they would not tell the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services where the baby could be found.

After a few weeks of investigating, DCFS finally reported Jacsun missing to police. Throughout the investigating, his parents have stayed silent about his whereabouts.

"Family and friends have been very cooperative in helping us, but the parents haven't been cooperative," Dunlap said. "There's several stories, several incidents where they say Jacsun was, where he should have been, and none of those have worked out for us."

A judge won't allow Manson and Williams out until they cooperate with investigators.

Authorities are looking for the stolen vehicle, which is described as a blue 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser. The vehicle is missing a bumper and the license plates have probably been removed.

They were seen in this vehicle in the past in the area of Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard but it has not been located.

Eyewitness News reached out to DCFS on why it took so long to report Jacsun missing and they provided a statement.

"DCFS is not able to comment on our possible involvement with families as we are prohibited by state law from breaching confidentiality. Confidentiality statutes protect families from undue public attention while they seek to resolve sensitive family issues.

"When our agency receives a call to our Child Protection Hotline alleging child maltreatment, social workers immediately respond, if appropriate, and conduct a thorough investigation to assess child safety and take all necessary precautions. During the course of an investigation, we work closely with families to ensure that caregivers have the support and services they may need to address their underlying needs and issues.

"In any case that involves a suspected crime, we work closely with law enforcement and the local community for the safety and protection of vulnerable children. Many cases also involve the oversight of Juvenile Dependency Court."

Anyone with information about Jacsun's whereabouts is asked to call Culver City Police Det. Raya at (310) 253-6318 or the watch commander at (310) 253-6202.
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