On Saturday, the police released the name of a suspect in the abduction of a 10-year-old Northridge girl during a news conference.
Tobias Dustin Summers, 30, is wanted by the police for questioning in the case. He was recently released from prison under the California’s AB 109 initiative that releases prisoners during overcrowding, reports NBC Los Angeles. Summers who has a lengthy criminal record for robbery, kidnapping and grand theft auto was put on “post-supervised release,” LAPD Deputy Chief Kirk Albanese said.
A 10-year-old girl from Northridge was abducted from her home last Wednesday and found wandering a Starbucks parking lot hours later by a citizen who recognized her from media reports. She had been reportedly driven around in a car and taken to different locations by two men.
Authorities are also looking at the possibility that the Northridge case is connected to a case in 2008 where two brothers took their three sons out of the country without permission. One of the boys was the son of Christine Stackhouse who is the aunt of the abducted 10-year-old girl. The boys were found in the Netherlands in 2010 and the brothers were sentenced to 27 months in prison. They were released in October.
Police stated that Summers is a transient and was known to hang out in North Hollywood, reports CBS Los Angeles.
“We really need the public’s help to take this guy into custody. If they see him, we can’t emphasize enough, call 911,” LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith said.
Though earlier information stated there were two men involved in the abduction, Investigators said Summers is the only person they are looking for right now.