The parents of a 4-day-old Hispanic infant whose dramatic kidnapping and recovery drew national attention have filed suit seeking records related to reports the couple attempted to sell the baby.
Two Chancery Court lawsuits demand investigative records from Metro Police and the state Department of Children’s Services showing why the agencies thought the abduction was a sale gone bad. The suits filed Wednesday in Davidson County Chancery Court claim his parents were victims of anti-Latino bias.
Yair Anthony Carillo was only 4 days old when a woman allegedly posing as an immigration official stabbed his mother and kidnapped him. After an intense three-day search, the infant was recovered in Alabama and returned to Tennessee.
The reunion with his mother, Maria Gurrolla, was brief. The Department of Children’s Services kept the infant and took the woman’s other four children into custody after allegations surfaced that the kidnapping could have been an attempt to sell the infant gone bad.
When officials failed to provide documentation of allegations, the children were returned to their mother and the spotlight turned to Tammy Renee Silas, the woman who allegedly kidnapped the infant.