Woman who abducted son for second time found in Memphis
Sun-Times Media December 7, 2012 7:20PM
Updated: December 8, 2012 9:50AM
A woman accused of abducting her young son for the second time was arrested Friday morning in Memphis, Tenn.
Taneil Curtis, 32, abducted her 21-month-old son in November during a supervised visit at a South Holland restaurant, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office.
A Department of Children and Family Services employee was supervising Curtis and the boy when Curtis asked to get water for her son, then ran out the door with the child, a release from the sheriff’s office said.
She drove away in a U-Haul truck that was later found in South Holland.
The truck was rented to Curtis’ boyfriend, Kirk Alexander, 35, who was arrested for failing to register as a sex offender and remains at the Cook County Jail, according to the release.
There were four warrants out for her arrest when she was arrested in Memphis, according to police.
It was the second time Curtis had abducted the boy, sheriff’s police said. After giving birth, she left the hospital with the child without notifying DCFS, which already had taken custody of her three other children, citing a “substantial risk of physical harm.”
After the first abduction, Curtis and the boy were found about a year later in Hammond, Ind., sheriff’s police said. The child had been in DCFS custody since.