Tucson Police Provide New Information on Missing Toddler Case

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The Tucson Police Department is updating information on a missing child case from last month.

According to TPD officials, 1-year-old Jeannette Grado was taken by her birth mother, 38-year-old Jeannette McCann Lopez during a supervised visit at the Wilmot Library on Jan 31. Department of Child Safety has legal custody of the toddler, who officials now believe is in Mexico with her mother.

Police are still looking for leads in the case, and an active warrant exists for Lopez for  custodial interference.

Officials say Lopez is currently 5 months pregnant and describe her as Hispanic, 5-foot-7, 160 pounds with hazel eyes and dyed red/burgundy hair. She was last seen wearing a purple long sleeve shirt, blue jeans and a backpack with a floral design. She was possibly wearing eyeglasses.

1-year-old Jeannette is described as a Hispanic toddler with short, curly brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink and white long sleeve shirt, jean jacket with pink trim, blue jeans and pink and white light-up shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to please call 911 immediately. For more information, please visit the official website of the Tucson Police Department.

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