DEPUTIES SEEKING PERSON OF INTEREST IN KIDNAPPING OF INFANT
A person of interest has been identified in the kidnapping of Taraji Kemp, a 2-month-old girl who was taken during a home invasion in unincorporated Broward County.
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PIO Number: 16-2-30 BSO Case Number: 09-1602-006742
Date: Feb. 26, 2016 Time: 11:06 p.m.
Jurisdiction: Unincorporated Broward County
Place of Occurrence: 2770 N.W. 14 Court, unincorporated Broward County
Victim(s): Taraji Kemp, female, 2 months old
Person of Interest: Stephanie Augustin, female, DOB: 6/9/1992
Description of Incident:
Broward Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit investigators are asking the public to help in the search for Stephanie Augustin, a person of interest, in the kidnapping of Taraji Kemp. Last night, Taraji, who is 2 months old, was taken during a home invasion in unincorporated Broward County.
Just after 11 p.m. on Feb. 26, BSO deputies responded to a home invasion and kidnapping at 2770 N.W. 14 Court in unincorporated Broward County. An unidentified mother was sleeping in the home with her infant daughter and another child when armed intruders entered the home and kidnapped the baby girl. One intruder had a gun.
Augustin, 24, was last seen driving a dark blue 2010 Nissan Altima with the license plate of EHY Q79. The four-door car has tinted windows. Detectives believe she may be anywhere between Central Florida and South Florida.
SVU investigators are interviewing family members and other individuals relevant to the case as well as reviewing evidence in an effort to find the missing infant. The investigation is on-going.
Anyone with information is asked to call SVU’s Sgt. Kelly Stull or Det. Michael Gelske at 954-321-4240. Information can also be shared anonymously with Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $3,000 for the tip that leads to an arrest.
INVESTIGATORS: THIS REPORT BY:
SVU Sgt. K. Stull and M. Gelske, CID Joy Oglesby/PIO
Crime Scene, Violent Crimes, Unincorporated Broward County Feb. 27, 2016 14:00