MAYWOOD, Ill. (CBS) — Illinois State Police have put out an AMBER Alert for a one-year-old Maywood boy named Bryeon Hunter who they say was abducted by three men this afternoon.
The Amber Alert says the boy was abducted at 6th and Main in Maywood by three Hispanic men in a black, two-door sports car with tinted windows.
Hunter was last seen wearing a blue striped long sleeve shirt, blue jeans, and blue and brown Nike boots and is described in the alert as being 2 feet tall and weighing 30 pounds.
Hunter’s mother, Lakeshia Baker, says she was jumped by the the same people who kidnapped her son.
Baker’s eye was blackened, her face swollen from being kicked and punched. She limped assisted by loved ones to the Maywood Police Department hoping to help in the search for her son.
“They start beating me and all I hear is my baby just screaming,” said Baker. “They took me to the woods on First and Main, and beat me some more.”
Maywood Police swept the streets near 5th and Main for hours today. Family members say mom and son were near there headed to grab some fast food when the attackers struck sometime after 1 p.m.
Baker’s family says she apparently staggered for several blocks to get back home and that the family had been warned by guys in that neighborhood to stay away because of their race.
“They say, I don’t know, the Hispanics told them don’t be caught over there. They said didn’t I tell you not to come over here no more. That’s what I heard,” said the boy’s grandmother, Mary Selvie.
Tuesday night, investigators searched part of the home where CBS 2 has been told the boy’s stepfather lives for clues.
Community activists canvassed the area hoping someone may have the tip that leads to the child.
“It makes me very sad for a little child to be tortured or missing or whatever you know,” said Selvie.