LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Police are searching for a woman who they say abducted her young son.
Fairfax County Police say Rebecca Serafin, 32, failed to return Cameron Serafin, 5, to the custody of his father on Sunday, April 7 as scheduled.
Joe Serafin, Cameron’s father, says he started worrying when he was notified on Thursday, April 4, that his son had not been in school all week long. Serafin said he only found out about his son’s absence because he was calling the school, Forestville Elementary, to volunteer as a field trip chaperon.
He got increasingly worried when he didn’t hear from Rebecca Serafin on Monday, when she was supposed to drop the boy off with him. He then learned from the woman’s parents that she had told them she and the boy were going out of town.
“When I tried contacting her there was no response,” he said. “I’m concerned for him, I’m worried about him and I just want him back home safe.”
Detectives believe the woman altered her appearance as well as that of the child in an attempt to hide. Police say they have reason to be concerned about the child’s welfare.
Serafin’s car, along with other items, were recently discovered leading police to conclude she wishes to remain in hiding.
Serafin is also known to use the alias Rebecca Love. Authorities believe she may also use Cameron Love as an alias for her son.
A warrant has been issued for her arrest, charging her with a misdemeanor count of custodial interference.
Rebecca Serafin is described as 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs between 120 and 130 pounds.
Cameron Serafin is 3 feet 5 inches tall and weighs approximately 40 pounds.
Authorities ask anyone with information to contact Crime Solvers or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131. Tips may also be submitted via text message by texting “TIP187” plus the message to CRIMES/274637.
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