CPS asks for help in finding missing newborn last seen in Smith Co.

CPS asks for help in finding missing newborn last seen in Smith Co.
Authorities are asking for information on the whereabouts of one-month-old Gatlyn Baker and his parents, Kenny and Chelsea Baker. (Source: Texas Dept. of Family and Protective Services)

SMITH COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services is asking for the public’s help in locating a one-month-old boy who was last seen in Smith County.

According to DFPS, the state was granted custody Tuesday of Gatlyn Baker, who was born on July 8, by Henderson County Family Court Judge Nancy Adams Perryman.

“When the Department attempted to execute the removal of Gatlyn, the mother, Chelsea Baker ran with him,” a news release stated.

Details of the custody proceedings were not immediately released.

DFPS said the infant is believed to be with his parents, Kenny and Chelsea Baker, who were last seen in the Flint area.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to contact Child Protective Investigations Amanda Prewitt at (903) 368-0064.

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