A 6-month-old girl is missing and her teen parents have been arrested.
Police formed an abduction response team shortly after Ania Duncan was reported missing about midnight. Patrol officers, detectives and two police dogs are scouting the neighborhoods where Ania has lived, including searching through garbage cans. Her godmother called police.
The baby's parents, Demetrius E. Duncan, 19, and a 17-year-old West Side girl, were arrested on suspicion of child endangering. They gave detectives conflicting information about their activities Wednesday, Lt. Thomas Stacho said. Four other people are being held for questioning.
"We need to talk to everyone who can help us sort out the contradictory information the parents are giving us," Stacho said. "We cannot rule out that this is an abduction or a custody dispute or that some harm has come to the baby."
Anyone with information is asked to called the Combined Abduction Response Team at 216-623-5105 or 216-623-5610.
Wednesday, Ania and her mother were at Duncan's apartment, where Duncan lives with his mother and siblings. It's not yet clear who else was there.
Duncan said he last saw Ania when he put her on the couch and walked to a store. Ania's mother said she slept all day. When she awoke about 7 p.m., Ania wasn't there, but she wasn't alarmed.
Ania and her mother usually stay with the maternal grandmother.
Police have searched both West Side neighborhoods. Ania's photograph will be posted soon.