Cedric Jackson is missing and believed to have been abducted

Update at 4:29 p.m.: The Dallas Police Department has issued a regional Amber Alert for Cedric “CJ” Jackson, 18-months old. The missing boy was recently placed by CPS in the custody of an aunt, who said she put him to bed sometime after 11 p.m Tuesday and realized he was missing about 6 a.m. Wednesday. A juvenile witness living at the location said she saw a man she believed to be a step-grandfather take the child in the middle of the night. Police located that relative, and he did not have the child. He is now in the Keller jail on unrelated warrants. Police say there was a conflict between the step-grandfather and the aunt prior to Cedric’s abduction.

“We still don’t know who has the child or who took the child,” said Dallas Police Major Max Geron in a press briefing.

The witness described a male who is Black, about 5’10” and 190 pounds.

Detectives are continuing to interview family members, and the FBI is now assisting with the investigation.

“We have a lot more questions than answers at this point,” said Geron. “If anyone was out and saw this child last night, please call police.”

Dallas police are asking for help from the public as they search for a toddler, missing since early Wednesday morning. The 18-month-old, Cedric Jackson, was last seen about 12:30 a.m. in the 9700 block of Whitehurst Drive near Arbor Park Drive.

Cedrick is described as a Black male with black braided hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing only a diaper. Police say he may be in danger and in need of assistance. They describe the situation as critical and say he may have been abducted.

Persons with information about Cedric are asked to dial 911 or call the Dallas Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 214-671-4268.

Cedrick Jackson has been missing since Wednesday morning