UPDATE (1/25/2023): IMPD confirms the 3-month-old child has been located and is safe. Lawrence Whitsitt is in police custody. Police thanked the public for their assistance in this case.


INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Metro police are asking for the public’s help in finding a father who has abducted a 3-month-old child he does not have custody of.

According to IMPD, missing person detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating Lawrence Whitsitt, a man, and a 3-month-old child.

Whitsitt’s car, courtesy of IMPD

Whitsitt and the child, IMPD said, were last seen on Tuesday in the 1300 block of W. 75th Court on the city’s north side. The father and baby were seen inside a 2012 silver GMC Terrain with Indiana license plate number 116RMK.

Lawrence Whitsitt (courtesy of IMPD)

The father, IMPD said, may be armed with a handgun. His car is shown below.

Whitsitt, IMPD said, is the non-custodial parent of the 3-month-old child he disappeared with. He is described as a 5’10”, 144-pound Black man with brown hair and brown eyes.

Photos of Whitsitt and the child, provided by IMPD, can be seen below.

Anyone with knowledge of Whitsitt’s whereabouts is being asked to call 911 immediately.