Missing Mentally Disabled Mother, Her Infant Found Safe
LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A missing 23-year-old mother and her four-week-old daughter were found safe, after disappearing in the Mid City area over the weekend.
Kathy Nicole Leath and her daughter were found late Monday night at a motel in the 4100 block of South Western Avenue, said Lt. Bill Heard of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Station.
Leath suffers from a mental disability and, although she is 23, she has the mental capacity of a 10-year-old.
She and her infant daughter, Genesis True Leath, were last seen at Ralphs grocery store at the intersection of Pico and San Vicente boulevards about 3:30 p.m. Saturday, according to the LAPD.
The pair went to the store accompanied by Cortez Leath, Kathy’s uncle. He walked away for a moment and when he returned they were nowhere to be found.
Due to the mental capacity of Kathy Nicole, a CARE Alert was issued.
According to authorities, Leath visited an inmate at the Men’s Central Jail Sunday.
Sheriff’s deputies made the connection between the two visitors and the emergency alert.