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Police on Missing Toddler: 'We Have Not Ruled Out Foul Play'
Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A missing 18-month old boy from Columbia is gaining national attention--but there's still idea no where the child is.

Police say Zinah Jennings, the 22-year old mom of Amir Jennings, is not cooperating with them.

"The unfortunate thing is Ms. Jennings will not tell us where the child is at, she's told us several different variantions of the story, but all of them proven to be false," said Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott.

Police are asking for your help to locate Amir, who has been missing since Thanksgiving.

Scott says he is concerned for Amir's safety because even the child's extended family isn't sure where the little boy is.

"Right now we have not ruled out foul play, but obviously we don't know where Amir is and we are not getting any solid answers... I am very concerned about his safety at this point," said Chief Scott.

Zinah's mother filed a missing person's report after not seeing her daughter or her grandson since Thanksgiving. But Zinah was seen again on December 24th when she was involved in a car accident--but Amir was not with her.

Police questioned her several times, and a warrant was issued for Zinah on December 29th. She was arrested and charged with unlawful conduct towards a child.

The charge was filed after police say she lied to investigators about her son Amir's whereabouts.

"We at this point don't understand why she's not telling us where Amir is at, when is the last time she has seen him," Jennings said. "Someone in the community has seen Amir and has seen Zinah. This is a criminal matter at this point."

Ms. Jennings is behind bars at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center where she is being held on a $150,000 bond.

"We are not stopping now," Scott says. "We don't know and until we know we will not stop looking, questioning family members, friends."

If you have have information on Amir's whereabouts, please call Crimestoppers at 1-888 CRIME SC.

Source: http://www.wltx.com/news/article/166330/2/Police-on-Missing-Toddler-We-Have-Not-Ruled-Out-Foul-Play

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