The mom of a 5-year-old New Hampshire boy who hasn’t been seen in six months and a person who was along with her had been arrested in New York on witness tampering and baby endangerment costs, however the seek for the kid continues, authorities stated Monday.
Warrants had been issued for Elijah Lewis’ mom, Danielle Dauphinais, and Joseph Stapf. New York Metropolis transit officers situated and arrested them Sunday at a subway station the Bronx, the New Hampshire legal professional common’s workplace stated in a information launch.
The witness tampering costs allege that they every requested different folks to lie about Elijah and the place he was residing, figuring out that baby safety service staff had been looking for him, the information launch stated. The endangerment cost alleges that they violated an obligation of care, safety or assist for Elijah.
Dauphinais and Stapf stood earlier than a decide Monday evening in the Bronx, greater than 4 hours away from their residence. The state of New Hampshire has sought their extradition, the legal professional common’s workplace stated.
It wasn’t instantly recognized if Dauphinais or Stapf had legal professionals to talk for them, and telephone numbers couldn’t be discovered for them.
The New Hampshire Division for Youngsters Youth and Households notified police on Thursday that Elijah was lacking. The company’s involvement with the boy is unclear, however state police stated he was final seen by “independent individuals” about six months in the past and was by no means reported lacking to authorities earlier than final week.
Officers are persevering with to seek for Elijah and are requesting the general public’s help in finding him. They searched a lake behind his residence in Merrimack over the weekend.