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Incident at 4700 South Kirkwood

July 5, 2006 -- Houston police homicide investigators are seeking the identity / identities of suspect(s) wanted in an auto theft / kidnapping incident at 4700 South Kirkwood at approximately 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4, 2006.

Homicide Division Sergeant J. H. Roberts and Officer C. Y. Park report:

Ricardo Forbes reported he parked a Nissan Pathfinder SUV near the entrance to the Coral Reef Apartments and went inside an apartment to retrieve some items. Forbes said he left the vehicle running with his 23-month-old child, Kaerich Forbes, inside. Forbes returned to the location where he parked the vehicle to find it and his son missing. Information has also been received alleging this SUV was involved in a hit-and-run accident just before 8 p.m. in southwest Harris County near the South Kirkwood location.

An investigation commenced and an Amber Alert was issued for the vehicle and the toddler.

At approximately 1 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5, 2006, a wrecker driver located the vehicle on U.S. 59 North near Greens Road with little Kaerich Forbes inside. Although Kaerich appeared to be unharmed, he was evaluated by Houston Fire Department EMS personnel and then reunited with his parents at HPD Headquarters at 1200 Travis.

An investigation into this incident will continue by the Houston Police Department and the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

DJC/JFC 7-5-06
Inc # 103306406M

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division a 713-308-3200.