UPDATE: According to officials with the Louisiana State Police, as of noon Friday, the newborn taken from a hospital in Monroe late Thursday night has been returned safely to St. Francis Medical Center and is in good health. No further details are available at this time.
The Louisiana State Police has issued a Level II Endangered/Missing Child Advisory on behalf of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office.
The advisory is for a newborn baby taken from St. Francis Medical Center, located at 309 Jackson Street, in Monroe. This incident occurred late Thursday night, just after 11:20 p.m.
Travis Hargrove, Jr. was born on October 22, 2020, at 7:04 a.m., with a medical condition that will require treatment. He is a black male with dark skin and no hair. He is 19 ¾ inches long, and weighs eight pounds and eight ounces. According to an LSP release, the possible father, 35-year-old Travis Hargrove, left the hospital with the newborn concealed in a black backpack. He was last seen walking south on Jackson Street, away from the hospital.
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of this subject should immediately contact the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Dispatch at 318-329-1200, or Sgt. Michelle King with the Louisiana State Police at HQ Communications 225-925-6636.