Newborn Baby and Mom Missing, Found Safe

TAMPA, Fla. – UPDATE: The mother and baby were located and safe. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is working to locate a newborn child who could be endangered.

On Thursday, September 10, Kanasia Johnson, 20, left St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital with her newborn baby girl, Brinae Sherman. Johnson’s parental rights were terminated with her last child, and she failed to inform her case manager that she was pregnant with Brinae Sherman.

HCSO Child Protective Investigators have been unable to locate the child or Johnson since she left the hospital. Johnson’s current whereabouts are unknown.

A photo of Kanasia Johnson (mother) is below. No photos are available for Brinae Sherman at this time.

“We are very concerned for this infant, who is less than a week old, and our child protective investigators want to make contact with her mother as quickly as possible to ensure that this innocent child is safe,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “We are asking anyone who locates Johnson to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 813-247-8200.”

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