Kidnapped Child is Safely Located

Date Posted: March 19th, 2021 @ 1:09 PM
Last Updated: March 19th, 2021 @ 1:20 PM
Safely Located Michael Hamilton

Kidnapping Investigation ends with 2-Year-Old Michael Hamilton being Safely Located


ALERT – Kidnapping Investigation of 2-Year-Old

Oakland, CA –The Oakland Police Department is requesting assistance from the media and the public in locating a 2-year-old kidnapping victim, Michael Hamilton.

On Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at 10:15 p.m., the Oakland Police Department was notified of Hamilton’s kidnapping. A guardian of Hamilton reported to OPD that on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at 8:00 p.m., Hamilton was in the care of his aunt and was seated in the rear passenger’s seat of a rental vehicle (2021 Nissan Versa, 4-door, black, CA License Plate # 8TYX914).

A friend of the aunt named “Tanisha” was also in the vehicle when they made a stop in the area of E. 27th Street and Fruitvale Avenue. The aunt left the vehicle to go into a store when “Tanisha” drove away with Hamilton still seated in the rear seat. Hamilton and “Tanisha” have not been seen or heard from since March 16, 2021.

Hamilton is an African-American male, 2-years-old, 3’ tall, 35lbs in weight, black hair, brown eyes, and has a medium complexion.

Friend/driver “Tanisha” is described as an African-American female, 30-35-years-old, 5’ tall, 200lbs in weight, acne on cheeks, and has a medium complexion. She was last seen wearing a blonde wig with ponytails, a black jacket, black pants, and has rings on all her fingers.

“Tanisha” is possibly driving a 2021 Nissan Versa (4-door, black, CA license plate # 8TYX914).

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Oakland Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at (510) 238-3641.

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