It has been nearly 30 hours since an Indianapolis man claims two people abducted his six-week-old son in a violent attack. The Amber Alert is still out for Delano Wilson.
Both parents are pleading for their son’s return and together they’re posting fliers with his picture. Police are also talking to neighbors and using search dogs. Dive teams from the Indianapolis Fire Department and Department of Natural Resources were searching shallow parts of the White River Thursday evening. Police would not say what specifically led them to that area of the White River, only that it was close to where the infant was last seen.
The Amber Alert is out after police say the baby was abducted during an attack in broad daylight. Thursday morning, the baby’s mother made an emotional plea.
“Please, just please bring my baby back. He is just one month old,” said Taniasha Perkins, crying as she spoke to reporters.
Police say Delano Wilson was snatched from his father’s arms in an alley around noon Wednesday. An Amber Alert was issued Wednesday evening.
The victim says he was robbed and pistol-whipped near the intersection of South Harding and Henry Streets.
He says a man and woman took off with the baby in a blue Ford Taurus.
We talked with the baby’s mother, who says she’s desperate to hold her baby again.
“My family loves my child. I just gave birth to him. He is my one and only son, my first-born. I just want to know why. Why would you take my baby?” asked Taniasha.
Leaning on family to literally hold her up, Taniasha Perkins tells of the nightmare she’s lived since her son was taken nearly 24 hours earlier.
“I can’t stand on my own two feet, I can’t breathe, I can’t sleep at night. I’m tossing and turning thinking about a million things that’s going on with my son. Anything can happen,” said Taniasha.
“The most important thing is we just want him home. We just want him back home. You can drop him off at the fire station. I wouldn’t care if you dropped him off at the BP and sit him at the register, let the cashier know, ‘hey, I found this baby,’ and leave. It’s no animosity right now. We just want him back,” said Aisha Perkins, Taniasha’s cousin.
Taniasha says she just got a job two days ago so she could better take care of Delano.
“He means the world to me and his dad. We are good parents. We work hard. We work really hard to provide for our child and for you to take him a way is tearing a hole in my family and in my heart,” said Taniasha.
“We don’t need this. We don’t deserve this. We just need justice right now. Hopefully, God will bring him back to us,” said Romel Perkins, Taniasha’s brother.
It’s a family torn apart, waiting, hoping and praying for the missing piece to end their pain.
“I’m asking the public to please speak out and tell the truth on where my son is. I need my son back with me,” said Taniasha.
Metro police say Delano Wilson, a black male about 16 inches long, weighing 12 pounds with black hair and brown eyes, was last seen around noon Wednesday in an alley in the 1400 block of Henry Street. He is believed to be in extreme danger.
The baby was wearing a dark blue onesie when he was last seen.
“Approximately 12 o’clock, IMPD was dispatched to the intersection of South Harding and Henry Street on a person robbed. When officers got there, the male victim indicated to us that he was walking down the street when a white male and Hispanic female approached him, robbed him and pistol-whipped him,” said IMPD Sgt. Kendale Adams. “In the occurrence of the assault, the victim fell to the ground. When he regained consciousness, he saw his six-week-old baby in a cover being taken away.”
The victim described the male suspect as 25-30 years old, standing 5’6″-5’9″ tall with a medium build with short brown hair. The reported suspect was wearing a black “do rag,” a red t-shirt, blue jean shorts and red, blue and black tennis shoes.
The man was accompanied by a Hispanic female, 25-30 years old with a thin build and long brown hair. The woman was wearing a green shirt and matching green hoop earrings.
The suspects were last seen driving an older model blue 2000-03 four-door Ford Taurus.
If you have any information about the whereabouts of Delano Wilson or his abductors, you are urged to call IMPD at 317-327-6540 or 1-888-58AMBER.