Update at 9:21 p.m. on 7-31-2010: Park Forest police say that Phoenix is safely in their custody. ENEWSPF spoke with two officers who credit our coverage with helping locate the boy.
Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Park Forest Police confirm that they have arrested Daaiyah Manning, sought in connection with the abduction of a 5-year-old child from Arizona, Phoenix Peraza.
Mr. Emiliano Peraza, who has legal custody of the child, says in an email, “The police said they got a tip that is how they found her.” However, Mr. Peraza adds, while Mrs. Manning has been arrested, “Phoenix was not with her and is still missing.”
Park Forest Police confirm this.
If anyone does know the whereabouts of 5-year-old Phoenix Peraza, or if they have him in their care, Park Forest Police have told ENEWSPF that they can “turn him over to any manned Fire Department, hospital or church, and they will not be sought or arrested.”
ENEWSPF will continue to update this story.