Austin police are looking for a newborn baby that might be in the region of Austin or Killeen.

The 3-week-old baby, Elijah Phillips, was born on July 19 in a hospital to Brittany Sadi Smith, 30. On July 22, the mom allowed a woman—thought to be her cousin, Brandy Yovonne Galbert—permission to leave the hospital with the baby. Police said the child has not been seen since.

Child Protective Investigations on July 24 were given a court order to remove the child from the mother’s custody and placed into theirs, police said.

The Austin Police Department thinks that Smith, Galbert, the dad of the child–Carl Dennis Hayden Jr.–may be in the region of Austin or Killeen.

On Aug. 9, police released pictures of the baby in hopes that somebody knows where the baby and his family are.

Anyone with information about the baby’s whereabouts is told to call 9-1-1 instantly or 512-974-5484 Austin police or 512-472-TIPS Crime Stoppers

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