DCS returns abducted infant to mother

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 12:19pm

Department of Children's Services officials have returned 11-day-old Yair Anthony Carrillo to his parents, DCS officials said Tuesday.

Metro detectives, FBI and TBI agents are continuing to investigate Yair's abduction but do not believe his parents Maria Gurrolla and Jose Carrillo were involved, police said in a release.

A "dependent neglect" set Tuesday afternoon for the newborn and his three siblings was cancelled, a juvenile court official told The City Paper.

DCS officials said they had been investigating whether or not the mother was attempting to sell her 4-day-old infant when he was abducted from her south Nashville home.

Law enforcement and DCS officials are in agreement that 11-day-old Yair Anthony Carrillo should be returned to the custody of his parents.

The infant was returned to his injured mother Maria Gurrolla briefly over the weekend before landing in a foster home on Saturday with Gurrolla's other children, ages 3, 9 and 11.

Police say there are many unanswered questions in the case, including why alleged kidnapper, Tammy Renee Silas chose Gurrolla and her newborn son.

Silas remains in federal custody in Ardmore, Ala. awaiting extradition to Nashville. She is charged in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee with kidnapping.

1 Comment on this post:

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/6/09 at 11:56

Wow, that poor family has been through a lot!