7/10/2013: The California Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for a 21-month-old girl who was abducted in East Oakland. Oakland police and members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation did a door-to-door search of homes on Greenridge Drive off Keller Avenue in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 near where John Anthony Webb, 49, father of missing 21-month-old Daphne Viola Webb, lives.
Police report that the girl was possibly taken by an unidentified black or Hispanic woman between 30 and 40 years old who had long, straight black hair and was wearing a light-colored shirt and jeans. Witnesses said the woman walked away from the car with the child, and authorities did not identify a vehicle associated with the kidnapping.
Webb said his daughter disappeared when he left her in his black Ford SUV with an elderly relative and went into Gazzali’s Supermarket at 78th and International Boulevard on Wednesday morning around 11:00 a.m. Webb is being questioned by police but not a suspect at this time. OPD also searched the Martin Luther King Regional Shoreline Park at Doolittle Drive and Swan Way, beginning a search of the park around sunset. Oakland police officer Johnna Watson said that police were searching every place in the city that they knew the father and daughter had recently visited together.
Daphne is described as black, with short, curly black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing orange two-piece pajamas with pink hearts, and pink socks.
The Oakland Police Department requested the public's assistance. They they are asking anyone who saw Daphne Webb with her father in the days or hours before 11:09 a.m. on July 10, 2013 to contact the Oakland Police Department Missing Persons Unit at (510) 238-3352.
Information provided by Child Quest International www.childquest.org