A 5-month-old twin baby has gone missing, and police in Ohio are pleading with Nalah Jackson to bring him home. Since Monday night, the twin child, Kason Thomass, has been missing. There is an AMBER alert active and Kason is in danger, according to police.
Columbus Police Chief Elaine Bryant addressed the kidnapping and carjacking in a press conference on tuesday afternoon, as well as the rescue of one of the twins, Kyair Thomass.
“First, I want to make a plea. Nalah Jackson, I plead to you please return Kason Thomass. We thank you for returning Kyair. You’ve already shown us you can do the right thing. You can return him to any safe location: fire department, hospital, shopping center. Any public place where someone will find the baby.
We’re begging you to please return Kason. We can even pick him up, just call us and tell us where you are and where Kason is. No questions asked. Here’s the number 614-645-4701. Bringing him home safe is our number one priority.”
Police believe the suspect stole a black, four-door 2010 Honda Accord from the parking lot of a pizza shop called Donatos. The establishment is located at East 1st Avenue and North High Street in Columbus, Ohio.
Additional details about the vehicle: missing front bumper, torn temporary Ohio registration tag on rear bumper and a white bumper sticker that says ‘Westside City Toys.’
Police also believe the car was in a crash and sustained damage, including purple paint transferred to its left side, prior to the carjacking.
Their mother left the missing child and his twin Kyair in the running car. At the time of the carjacking and kidnapping, the twins’ mother was working as a DoorDash delivery driver. Thus, she was at the restaurant fulfilling an order pickup.
Employees reportedly informed investigators that Jackson was inside the restaurant when the mother walked in at approximately 9:45 p.m. on December 19. Nalah Jackson promptly exited the restaurant and proceeded to steal the vehicle with the infants in the backseat.
Kyair was later abandoned outside the Dayton airport at about 4 a.m. Tuesday. He is reportedly in the care of his parents. It’s unclear if the mother will face any charges, including endangerment.
Nalah Jackson Has No Apparent Connection To The Twins Or Their Mother
The 24-year-old suspect is a Black woman, described as 5 feet, 7 inches tall, and 159 pounds. She has a low cut, black hair, and brown eyes. Police haven’t identified any known connection or relationship between Nalah Jackson and the mother and children.
Columbus police identified Jackson as a ‘homeless’ or a displaced person who has a criminal history with their department. One of her arrests includes child endangerment with intent to harm–as confirmed during Tuesday’s conference.
Surveillance footage released by the Columbus Division of Police captured Jackson at a gas station in Huber Heights at about 11:45 p.m. on Monday night. At the time Jackson entered the station, asking an employee for money, she was still driving the stolen Honda Accord.