Amber Alert remains in effect for abducted 4-day-old boy

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 4:51pm
Staff reports
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UPDATED: An AMBER alert remains in effect for a 4-day-old infant who was abducted in Nashville by a woman posing to be an immigration worker.

A person of interest sought by Metro Police Tuesday night, just hours after the abduction of Yair Anthony Carillo, was located in New York and interviewed. The boy has not been found, police said, and the alert for him remains active.

On Tuesday, the child's mother, Maria Gurrolla, 30, told police she allowed the kidnapper into her East Ridge home in south Nashville after she asked to see her immigration papers. Once inside, the mother was stabbed eight times and her child was taken, police said.

The suspect reportedly fled in a black four-door car that is said to resemble a police-type vehicle.

Police said Tuesday night they did not yet known why Gurrolla's East Ridge Drive home in south Nashville was chosen by the suspect, but was investigating whether Gurrolla may have been followed while running errands earlier in the day.

The kidnapper is described as a white woman in her 30s, approximately 5’4” tall, who had her blonde hair in a ponytail. She was wearing a black blouse and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about the abductor, or anyone knowing a person fitting the above description who inexplicably has custody of an infant, is urged to immediately contact Metro Police at 862-8600, their local law enforcement agency or 1-800-TBI-FIND.

Gurrolla is hospitalized with wounds to her head, neck, breast and thigh. Her condition is not believed to be life-threatening.

4 Comments on this post:

By: sidneyames on 9/30/09 at 6:37

This is the saddest story to be written in Nashville for years. I hope they find this blonde witch. I hope that Mrs. Gurrolla heals and finds her baby boy. If anyone hears of a reward fund set up, or a fund to help the Gurrolla family, please post it so we can donate. This touched my heart deeper than any other I've heard. Lisa Sampson was probably stalking this poor lady. Prayers, regardless of religion, are needed.

By: idgaf on 9/30/09 at 7:11

They got her in Mass I believe but the kid is still missing.

By: total_kos on 9/30/09 at 10:19

I'm confused. Where are all the racist comments that normally accompany any story about anyone who is of Latino/Hispanic heritage (which you lump together as "mexican")? Truly. Where are the comments? Either you're racists or you're not. If you can't find it within yourself to write your normal diatribe, relating it somehow to this story (because you relate your racism against Mexicans to every other story), then maybe you need to re-evaluate what you really believe. Maybe, just maybe, it's not Mexicans you dislike, but specific circumstances that can apply or happen to anyone, including white people.

By: sidneyames on 9/30/09 at 2:30

Total K, I'm not a racist. No one on this planet should have their 3-day old baby stolen and then be stabbed and left to die with a 3-year old in the home. I'm glad she survived and I'd be willing to help with funds for a reward. idgaf, they caught the "person of interest" but no baby with her and she's ruled out now (they said on radio news). TotalK, you must want to egg us on in a fight. I don't care if this young couple with the new baby is legal, or not legal. They should not have been targeted by the sicko who stole the baby. I'm praying for the mother, the baby and the family. They are suffering unmeasurable pain right now so we don't need to be egged into a fight.