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Abducted 23-month-old girl might be in Richmond

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Posted at 11:06 AM, Apr 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-12 12:04:27-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — A missing 23-month-old girl may be in the Richmond area, according to Newport News Police. Za’kiylah Miessence Ashlock was last seen March 13 when her mother picked her up at a relative’s Newport News home.

Za’kiylah Miessence Ashlock (PHOTO: Newport News Police)

Za’kiylah Miessence Ashlock (PHOTO: Newport News Police)

Mother Imani Cogdell, 20, has visitation rights, but not custody of her child, police said.

The relative, who lives along the 600 block of Aqua Vista Drive, does have full custody of Za’kiylah.

“The relative told the officer that on March 13, 2016, the child’s mother came to the residence to pick up the victim for her weekend visitation and since that time she has been unable to make contact with the mother and does not know the location of the child or the mother,” a Newport News Police spokesperson said. “The Department’s Special Victims Unit was notified and continued the investigation.”

Imani Cogdell (PHOTO: Newport News Police)

Imani Cogdell
(PHOTO: Newport News Police)

A felony abduction warrant has been issued for Cogdell.

Anyone with information was asked to call the Newport News Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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