13 month old Baby Eden who was allegedly kidnapped is back home safely with his family again.
Baby Eden has been found after being reported as missing for over 72 hours.
The Pink Ladies, an organization for Missing Children in South Africa, issued a kidnapped child alert after it was alleged that the domestic worker took Eden, tied on her back with a light blue blanket, for a walk and did not return to the family home in Brackendowns, Alberton at around 8.45am on Wednesday, 2 May.
He was wearing grey tracksuit pants with pumpkins on the bottom of them, a vest with the words “granny sunshine” written on it, a grey and navy striped jersey and navy and white socks with sail boats on them.
“On Wednesday 2/5/2018 a 13 month old baby was kidnapped in the Brackendowns area as per Cas 05/05/2018. LtCol Jordaan was the cluster duty officer on duty and was tasked with the resolution of the kidnapping. The suspects called the parents and demanded R 6 000 000 for the safe release of the child.
After an unsuccessful money drop on the 3/5/2018 the PHO Trio Team was asked to assist with a money drop on the 4/3/2018. An operational plan was put together by the team and the money drop off was observed.
When the team had sight of the baby a tactical takedown of the suspects was executed.
The baby was safely returned to the father and taken to a hospital for a medical examination.
2 suspects were arrested at the drop off point. After further investigations the domestic worker from the baby’s parents home was also arrested with some of the earlier recieved ransom money. Further investigations led to the arrest of a further 2 suspects as well as the vehicle used to transport the kidnapped baby a red Nissan Sentra was also recovered.
All suspects will be detained at Brackendowns SAPS and FCS Ekhuruleni West Cluster will investigate the case further.”
The Pink Ladies also updated their poster to say FOUND. The moment the entire country had been waiting for:
“Kidnapped Child Found: A special group of people from Coast to Coast in South Africa have said ENOUGH!”