LAKEWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Authorities asked for the public’s help Tuesday to find two boys from the state of Washington believed to have been taken by their biological mother during a supervised visit in Lakewood.
Sage Cook, 14, and 9-year-old Isaac are believed to be the victims of a parental abduction by their mother, Faye Ku of Lakewood.
After Ku and the boys’ father divorced in 2009, he was given full custody of them, sheriff’s officials said.
The boys came to California on Aug. 28 after Ku presented what appeared to be a supervised visit court order from the state of Washington to the boys’ father, according to detectives of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lakewood Station. It’s not clear whether the document presented to the children’s father was legitimate.
After taking custody of the boys, sheriff’s officials say Ku left her home in Lakewood with them and they were last seen at Los Angeles International Airport.
Authorities say Ku intentionally left behind anything that could track them and wrote a letter, blaming the boys’ father for trying to control them and asking him to leave them alone.
Ku has previously attempted to leave the country with Sage and Isaac once before on June 12, 2013 but were detained before she boarded a flight to Taiwan, according to legal documents from the state of Washington. She also has a 2-year-old son named Zephyr Ku, the half-brother of Sage and Isaac, who may also be traveling with them.
Ku is described as a Chinese woman, about 5-foot-3, 180 pounds with black hair and black eyes.
Anyone with information about Ku or the whereabouts of Sage and Isaac can call Detective Gabriela Hernandez at the Lakewood Sheriff’s Station at (562) 623-3500.