Infant returned home, teen mother still missing

Posted at 6:10 PM, Dec 24, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-25 21:42:38-05

UPDATE: The two-month old infant who went missing with her teen mother Christmas Eve was returned home Christmas Day, according to Richmond Police.

Bertha Romero-Curbelo, 15, is still missing. Police do not believe she is in any danger.

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - Richmond Police are looking for a missing 15-year-old girl and the teenager's two-month-old baby.

Bertha Romero-Curbelo, 15, was last seen around noon on Christmas Eve when she left her family's Britannia Rd. home with the infant, police wrote in a media advisory.

"She does not have legal custody of the child," police said. "She was last seen walking in the direction of Hopkins Road with the infant in her arms."

Romero-Curbelo's mother has custody of the child, and told CBS 6 News the baby lived with her.  Yoelia Curbelo said her relationship with Bertha is "rocky," and that she wants the baby back home.

"Come and take the baby home, please," said Curbelo.  "You don't need no more trouble."

Curbelo said her daughter, who is a freshman at George Wythe High School, is already on probation.

Romero-Curbelo has shoulder-length, curly hair and was wearing a black jacket with a gold peace sign on the back, blue jeans and black boots.

"Officers have no reason to believe Curbelo-Romero would harm herself or her child, but they do worry about their safety and would like to return them to their family," police wrote.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.