UPDATE: Missing 5-Year-Old Girl Found Safe
UPDATE: The child was found missing and no criminal charges have been filed.
ORIGINAL: A missing child report has been filed concerning 5-year-old Chelsea Washington after her mother, Kendra Matthews, says her father, Allen Washington, did not meet with her on Tuesday when she was supposed to pick up her daughter.
According to our news partners at KATC, there has not been a custody agreement filed in court between Chelsea’s parents, but the mother says they had agreed to meet around 5:00 p.m. Tuesday at the father’s house. But the mother says he wasn’t there with Chelsea, and she says someone told her he had an argument with the homeowner before he left.
Lafayette Police do not suspect the father of any criminal wrongdoing, and they believe Chelsea is with him and not in danger, but officers want to speak to him to make sure Chelsea is okay.
If you know where Chelsea or her father is, call Lafayette Police.