MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami Police are asking for help to find the mother of a baby who had been reported missing but has since been found.
Four-month-old Knowledge Croskey was found Friday evening in northwest Miami-Dade.
Earlier in the day, FDLE had issued a missing child alert for Knowledge who had last been seen in the area of the 11000 block of SW 187th Terrace back in October, shortly after his birth. Why it took so long to report the child missing is unclear.
Police believed Knowledge may have been in the company of his mother 41-year-old Heather Croskey. She remains at large, according to Miami Police. She is facing criminal charges but police won’t disclose what they are.
Deputies were searching for a 2008 black Jeep Liberty Sport with a Florida tag of GUUV 38. That car has since been found with the baby inside.
DCF is not looking over Knowledge.
As for his mother, Croskey has lived at a series of apartments and homes since 2002.
One woman who spoke to CBS4’s Peter D’oench says she remembers Croskey from when she used to live in a South Miami apartment until April of 2002.
“She was a very good mom to her kids. I am in shock right now,” said the woman who did not want to be identified. “She was a really nice person and sweet if you needed something she was always there.”
Heather Croskey also has a rap sheet.
Records show she’s been charged with grand theft battery, aggravated battery, and even child abuse. Her friends from South Miami said she has at least three other children and they do not believe that she would harm any of them.
Anyone who knows of her whereabouts is urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.