Editor’s Note: The three children have been found, but Nisshawn Murphy is still on the run.
PALMDALE – Palmdale Station detectives are seeking your help in locating Matisse Murphy, a 10-year-old boy allegedly abducted by his biological mother on Monday.
Nisshawn Murphy was ordered by the court to relinquish her parental rights due to several criminal convictions.
Despite the order, Murphy allegedly snatched her son from outside a Palmdale foster home at about 8:50 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, detectives stated.
According to cell phone records, Murphy made several trips to the Antelope Valley from South Los Angeles during the past 24 hours. She is driving a white, four-door Ford Explorer, California Plate #6VZX199 (shown in photo).
Nisshawn Murphy is described as a 39-year-old black female with black hair and brown eyes who is about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs around 145 pounds.
Matisse Murphy is described as a 10-year-old black male, about 4 feet 11 inches tall and weighing around 80 pounds.
Anyone with information on the location of Nisshawn Murphy and/or Matisse Murphy is urged to contact the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station at 661-272-2400 or Detective Dang at 661-272-2477.
To remain anonymous, call LA Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit http://lacrimestoppers.org.
UPDATED 12/4/13: THREE CHILDREN ALLEGEDLY ABDUCTED
Detectives now say Nisshawn Murphy is wanted for abducting her three children. They are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Matisse, Bryan and Treasure Murphy.
Detectives say Nisshawn Murphy was ordered to relinquish Bryan and Treasure in court on Nov. 19. She failed to appear in court, and DCFS obtained warrants for the children and a no bail warrant for Murphy, detectives said.
Bryan Murphy is a 4-year-old black male, approximately 3’1” and 31 lbs. Treasure Murphy is a 4 year-old black female approximately 2’9” and 27 lbs.
UPDATED 12/4/13 @ 2:30 pm: CHILDREN SAFELY RECOVERED, MOTHER STILL OUTSTANDING
At approximately 10:30 a.m., a friend of Nisshawn Murphy, who was unaware of the abduction until she saw an alert from Palmdale Sheriff Station, returned all three children to LAPD-Southeast Division.
Nisshawn Murphy is still outstanding. No further information was immediately available.