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Missing child now in custody of relative

Rebecca McDonald and her 4-year-old son, Layton McDonald.
Rebecca McDonald and her 4-year-old son, Layton McDonald.

Police no longer are looking for a 24-year-old Spokane woman who missed a court appearance Wednesday and her 4-year-old.

The child turned up in Sedro Woolley on the West Side today, and he now is in the custody of a relative while Child Protective Services work on arrangements, said Jennifer DeRuwe, of the Spokane Police Department.

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Spokane police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 24-year-old Spokane woman known to use drugs who apparently fled the area with her 4-year-old after missing a court appearance Wednesday.

Rebecca McDonald has a history of drug abuse, and is currently homeless, police said.

Child Protective Services was in the process of obtaining custody of the child, Layton McDonald. Police said Rebecca McDonald fled with her son after missing a court date, and detectives are concerned about his welfare.

Police today said that McDonald contacted a relative in the Tacoma area and admitted to being on the run. The relative refused to take her in, police said.

Rebecca McDonald is 5 feet 2 inches tall, 218 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

The boy, Layton McDonald, is 3 feet tall, 40 to 50 pounds, with brown shaggy hair.

They were last seen in a 2003 White, 4-door Ford Taurus, Washington license 140-ZTK.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of McDonald and her child is asked to call 911 immediately.



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