NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- North Las Vegas Police are looking for the public's help in finding a 3-year-old girl.
According to police, the department was contacted Saturday about the disappearance of 3-year-old Katies Nevaeh Battle. Police were told she had been abducted by her biological mother from her father's apartment on Las Vegas Boulevard near Lake Mead Boulevard. Child Protective Services had removed Katies from her parents' custody 18 months ago. She had been living with a foster family.
With permission from CPS, Katies' foster mother had dropped her off at her father's house on Friday for a scheduled visit. Late Saturday afternoon, the child's father reported her missing. According to family members, the child's mother, 35-year-old Shelly Mitchell, took the girl from the father's home during a family gathering, to which she was denied access.