Sacramento child missing for 11 Months; homicide detectives take over investigation
On Saturday, March 24, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department issued a press release seeking the public’s assistance in obtaining the whereabouts of 22-month-old Dwight Stallings who reportedly had been missing for the past 11 months. The release states Stalling’s family members had not seen the child, who was born in May 2010, since April 2011.
The Sheriff’s Department had been unable to find out the location of the child from his mother, Tanisha Edwards, who had been reportedly arrested last week for a violation of her probation, leading detectives to believe the child may possibly be living under a different, unknown name.
In a press release issued by the Sheriff’s Department today, March 30, it was announced homicide detectives have assumed the lead role in the investigation of Stallings’ location. The release states that although detectives from the Homicide Bureau are handling the case, it continues to be a missing child investigation, and NOT a death investigation.
Due to the unusual circumstances present in this case, the decision was reportedly made that homicide detectives would be better equipped to handle the investigation from this point forward.
The Sheriff’s Department asks anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Stallings to immediately contact the Sheriff’s Communications Center at 916-874-5115.