Police: Missing Berkeley 5-year-old found, mother in custody

BERKELEY (KRON) — A five-year-old girl who went missing after her mother took her in Berkeley on Friday has been found safe, according to Berkeley Police Department.

Around 11:29 Saturday morning Berkeley PD was contacted by the Pittsburg Police Department.

Pittsburg PD informed them that 34-year-old Laquita Davis was in custody and that officers had safely recovered her 5-year-old daughter, Malayia Booker.

Her mother, who is described by police as having a “diminished capacity,” took her from the 1500 block of Prince St. around 3:15 p.m. Friday.

No details about how the girl was found were immediately made available.

Stay with KRON4 for updates.



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