Boy abducted from South LA foster home found safe in Illinois

King Antwine

A 6-year-old boy who was allegedly abducted by his mother in South Los Angeles has been located in Illinois. 

The Los Angeles Police Department says King Antwine was removed from a foster care home in Los Angeles by his mother on November 26. He was located in the town of Waukegan, Illinois on November 29. He is currently with relatives, safe and unharmed.

King is in the process of returning to the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). 

Police say his mother, 31-year-old Felicia Jones, is still outstanding. 

Felicia Jones

According to the police department, King had been removed from his mother’s custody after an investigation conducted by DCFS. King was placed with a foster family and his mother was allowed monitored visits. It was during a visit that Jones removed her son from the foster home.

Jones told the foster parent via phone and text messages that she was driving on the 15 Freeway in Arizona or Nevada. A day after the alleged abduction, Jones texted the foster parent that she was about 300 miles away and on the way back but her cellphone has been turned off since then, police said.

Police are currently searching for Jones. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to contact LAPD Southwest Division.