NORTH LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) – Police need the public’s help in locating a 3-year-old North Las Vegas girl.
According to a news release, the North Las Vegas Police Department received a report around 4:40 p.m. Saturday that 3-year-old Katies Nevaeh Battle had been abducted by her biological mother from her father's apartment on Las Vegas Boulevard North, near Bruce Street.
Katies Battle was removed from her parents' custody by Child Protective Services and has been living with a foster family for the past 18 months. With CPS permission, Katies' 27-year-old foster mother dropped her off at her biological father's apartment on Friday, July 4, for a scheduled visit.
Late Saturday afternoon, the 26-year-old father reported Katies missing. Her biological mother, 35-year-old Shelly Mitchell, allegedly took her from his home during a family gathering, which she was reportedly denied access to.
Evidence in the case supports the allegation that Katies is with Shelly Mitchell, who does not have custodial rights to the child.
Katies Battle is described as a black girl, about 2 feet tall and 36 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Katies was last seen wearing a green and pink shirt with a flower in the middle and green leggings.
Shelly Mitchell is described as a black woman, about 5-5 and 155 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She is known to frequent the Henderson area near Green Valley Parkway and Sunset Road.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Katies Battle or Shelly Mitchell should call the North Las Vegas Police Department at (702) 633-9111 or Nevada Child Seekers at (702) 458-7009.