Update: Police Locate Missing Washington Child

The Washington Police Department says it has located a child that went missing Sunday afternoon. They say Desi Worthington was found safe in New Bern.

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The Washington Police Department is searching for a missing child named Desi Worthington.

Worthington is a 2-year-old black female, approximately 2 feet tall, weighing 25 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes.

Officials say her alleged abductor is Ishmael Worthington.

Ishmael Worthington is described as approximately 30 years old, a black male, 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 300 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

Officials say Worthington may be driving a dark blue Chevrolet Tahoe.

If you have any information regarding this abduction, call the Washington P.D. immediately at (252) 946-1444.


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  • by Carol Location: Washington on Apr 10, 2011 at 09:31 PM
    Good Job Washington PD.
  • by AMF Location: Washington on Apr 4, 2011 at 11:31 AM
    Glad I was able to read of this mans arrest on a facebook posting by Washington PD member...
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      by Gimme a Break ! on Apr 5, 2011 at 09:50 AM in reply to AMF
      Lord knows what we would do if we didn't have facebook or myspace? Just how would we communicate?
  • by IMPRESSED on Apr 4, 2011 at 09:07 AM
    I must agree. Washington, NC PD in an outstanding job. They were responsive and appropriate resulting in the safe return of the child. Hopefully they will be able to help make sure Worthington is punished to the full extent of the law for this assault, battery , and abduction case as well as his pending child abuse and felony murder charges. Too bad we can't do to him what he has done to these babies and their mothers.
  • by ME Location: bath on Apr 4, 2011 at 03:43 AM
    Washington pd done a good job thank God the baby is safe and her Mom to good work guys
  • by me Location: home on Apr 3, 2011 at 09:52 PM
    he beat mom in front if the baby. mom had a restaining order. he only got 4 months when he beat her before. he has a felony murder and child abuse charge pending in craven county i think. good job washington pd and support staff and all those involved in finding that baby!
  • by hmmm on Apr 3, 2011 at 09:37 PM
    Amber Alerts are not issued for every missing child. They are issued for missing children with strong suspicion of danger. The "baby daddy" is due in court in May for Felony Murder of another baby.
  • by Aunt B on Apr 3, 2011 at 08:19 PM
    Bless her little heart...she probably loves her Daddy.
  • by To Myohmy on Apr 3, 2011 at 06:45 PM
    I think you are probably right. I found this story in WITN's archive. It really makes you wonder what is really going on here... http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/38158399.html
  • by myohmy Location: Craven on Apr 3, 2011 at 05:33 PM
    Isn't he out on bond charged with the murder of a baby?
  • by At Home Location: Grifton,nc on Apr 3, 2011 at 04:51 PM
    He is "the baby daddy" I presume??? Guess he thought he could take her on a little outing and it would be "OK" with Mom.
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