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On July 22, 2017, officers from the Woodlawn precinct responded to the Motel 6 located in the 1600 block of Whitehead Court, for an injury call. During the course of their initial investigation, officers discovered that a small child had been kidnapped from the location.

Dominique Manago told officers that a known man was taking care of her 1-year-old child, Kalani Goodson. The man came to the motel with the child inside his car. He knocked on the door of the room, while Manago was inside the room. Manago refused to open the door for the man. The suspect went back to his car and started to leave the area with the child. As the man was leaving, Manago ran up to the car and tried to remove her daughter from inside the car. The suspect moved his car back and forth causing Manago to fall to the ground, then drove off with the child still in the car.

Police began searching for Kalani Goodson immediately and she was located at approximately 7 p.m. in the Wilkens area of Baltimore County, when officers saw the suspect’s vehicle. Kalani Goodson was recovered by police, safe and unharmed.

The suspect was arrested and charged with one count of kidnapping a child under the age of 16. Clarence James Harris, 65, of the 300-block of Saybrooke View Drive, 20877 is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

UPDATE (June 30, 2017 12:48 p.m.):

Missing woman, Elaine Newton, has been located unharmed. BCoPD thanks all who shared her information in the effort to locate her quickly and safe. Great teamwork!

Original Release (June 30, 2017 11:45 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are actively searching the Woodlawn area at this time for a critical missing woman.

Elaine Dorsey Newton was last seen at her home in the 1700 block of Newcastle Road near Fairbrook Road around 8 a.m. She suffers from a medical condition that may cause her to become confused or appear disoriented. Elaine Newton is 74-years-old, is a light skinned black female, approximately 5'04" and 170 pounds. She may be wearing pajamas or a pink top, and may have curlers in her hair.

Anyone who thinks they may have seen Elaine Newton this morning or who may have information on her whereabouts is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020 or dial 9-1-1.

UPDATE (June 27, 2017 6:15 p.m.):

The girl found wandering around Security Square Mall has been identified and reunited with family. Baltimore County Police thank all who helped to identify her and locate her family.

Original Release (June 27, 2017 4:41 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking help from the public in identifying a girl found in Woodlawn.

Officers located the girl wandering in the area of Security Square Mall. She is approximately 12 years old, but police have no other information regarding her name or where she lives.

If you live in the area of Security Square Mall, please share her photo with your neighbors to see if anyone can help locate her family.

If you recognize her or have any information that may help identify her, please call the Woodlawn Precinct at 410-887-1340.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017