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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

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Father Sought in the Abduction of 14-month-old Baby NR15161ml

May 6, 2015 NR15161ti


On May 6, 2015, 14-month-old Raniyah Green was returned to a family member in good health. The location of the father is still unknown.

Los Angeles:
The Los Angeles Police Department's Southwest Division detectives are requesting the public's help in locating 14-month-old Raniyah Green who was abducted around 4:00 p.m. today

Raniyah's grandmother, Patty Pitchford was babysitting in her residence located in the 3300 block of Stocker Place in the city Los Angeles. The suspect, later identified as Randy Green, Raniyah's biological father took her without the grandmother's permission.

There is a restraining order against Green to stay away from Raniyah and her mother, Ernestine Brass. The Los Angeles Police Department and the family have not been able to locate Brass to notify her of Raniyah's abduction.

Raniyah Green is described as a 14-month-old Black female with black hair and brown eyes, weighing approximately 25 pounds.

Green is described as a 29-year-old Black male with black hair, brown eyes, who stands 5 feet 8 inches tall, and weighs 145 pounds. His last known address is in the 25300 block Alessandro Boulevard in Moreno Valley. He is believed to be driving a black 2004 BMW X5, license plate 7GYU146.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call Southwest Division detectives at 213-485-2582. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.