UPDATE: The Allegheny County Police and the FBI, with assistance from the Pennsylvania State Police, continue to investigate the disappearance of two-year-old Nalani Johnson, who was abducted yesterday in Penn Hills. During our investigation, we developed information that the black Yaris SUV, bearing PA license plate KLW3926, traveled to the Blairsville, New Alexandria and Delmont areas of Westmoreland County during the 5:30 to 7:30 PM time frame. We are asking that anyone who may have seen anything of interest in those areas to contact the Allegheny County Police Tipline at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477); callers can remain anonymous. We can also be reached via our social media sites.
**Initial Release Follows:
Penn Hills, Allegheny County – At approximately 5:00 pm yesterday (8-31-2019) the Penn Hills Police were alerted to a possible child abduction in their community. They responded and met with the biological father of the missing child.
The father explained that his two-year-old daughter was abducted by a female and that female fled in a car with the child. The Penn Hills Police requested the assistance of the Child Abduction Response Team (CART) and an amber alert was issued. CART is comprised of FBI agents and Allegheny County Police detectives. They responded and initiated an investigation.
The female alleged to have abducted the child, and her car, was located shortly after and she is currently in the company of investigators.
The abduction occurred at the intersection of Bryant Rd. and Prescott Rd. in Penn Hills. Through the course of the investigation, it has been determined that the female drove to Monroeville shortly thereafter where the car was spotted near the intersection of Rt 48 and Rt 22 at approximately 5:13 pm yesterday.
The child is Nalani Johnson described as a black female with a light complexion, who will be two years old in September. She has short curly black hair and brown eyes, last wearing a black shirt and a skirt with a floral pattern and black sandals. She is of average height and weight for a child that age and goes by the nickname “Mooh.”
The vehicle used during this incident was a black Toyota Yaris sedan with Lyft and Uber stickers in the front passenger side windshield.
The Allegheny County Police have assumed the lead role in the investigation and are being assisted by the FBI.
Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tipline at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477), callers can remain anonymous. We can also be reached via our social media sites.