Police activate endangered missing advisory for 18-month-old boy

Aug 12, 2022, 1:38 PM | Updated: 2:16 pm

SOUTH SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — South Salt Lake Police and the Division of Child and Family Services say they believe an 18-month-old missing boy may in danger and in the presence of a fugitive wanted for murder.

They have activated a Utah Endangered Missing Advisory for Stafon Dshawn Coleman, Jr.

The the missing boy is Black, 24 inches tall, and weighs around 25 pounds. Police do not have a description of the clothing the child may be wearing. Police say it is also unknown if the child has any medical conditions that require medication.

The Executive Officer with South Salt Lake Police, Danielle Croyle, said the child could be in California, Texas or Utah. He was last seen with relatives in Texas on May 24, 2022.

Police say the missing boy may be with his father

Police believe the child may be with his father, also named Stafon Dshawn Coleman (Coleman). 

Police said the child left the state with his mother, Liana Blas on or about May 20, 2022. But an investigation found that the mother has returned to Utah without Stafon.

Blas has not disclosed to police the whereabouts of Stafon. They believe the child may be with Stafon Dshawn Coleman, Sr., believed to be the child’s father but who does not have legal custody of the child.

South Salt Lake Police say the father may be traveling with two other people, his half-brother, Terell Jones and McKenna Cummins. Both Jones and Cummins are also fugitives according to police, with outstanding arrest warrants for murder.

All three adults, Coleman, Jones and Cummins should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anybody with information is asked to contact South Salt Lake Police at 801-840-4000.

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Police activate endangered missing advisory for 18-month-old boy