UDPD- Watson

Camiyah Watson has been reported missing after she violated a custody order involving her 4-month-old daughter in Upper Darby, police said.

UPPER DARBY— A teenager is still missing after she allegedly ran off with her infant daughter from her foster mother’s house in Upper Darby over the weekend, authorities said.

Township police put out a notice on social media over the weekend inquiring about the whereabouts of Camiya Watson, who took her 4-month-old daughter without permission of her custodial guardian. Upper Darby Acting Police Superintendent Timothy Bernhardt confirmed Monday that the infant is safe and has been in the care of the foster mother for a period of time over the weekend, but Watson is still missing.

Bernhardt said Watson is only allowed to have visitation with the child when the foster mother is home. Watson allegedly took her baby from the foster mother’s home Friday and went to the Kensington section of Philadelphia. She called the foster mom on Saturday asking her to meet in Yeadon so she could pick up the baby.

The baby was handed over to the foster mom on Sunday and then Watson left again. The foster mom called police saying she had the baby and the baby was safe.

Bernhardt said Watson is on probation in the city and had cut off her ankle monitor. Upper Darby police have had no criminal involvement with Watson previously, but charges are now pending for being in violation of the custody order. Police are working with the District Attorney’s office to investigate the visitation order to see if criminal action will be taken.

The county’s Department of Human Services and Office of Children and Youth Services are handling the custody issue, according to Bernhardt.

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