CHICAGO (CBS) — Cook County Sheriff’s police have taken steps to bring a 35-year-old man back from Michigan, after he showed up there a day after allegedly leaving his 3-year-old daughter alone in a forest preserve in northwest suburban Prospect Heights earlier this week.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Faiz Ikramulla, on a count of aggravated kidnapping, according to the sheriff’s office.READ MORE: Mother, 2-Year-Old Daughter Carjacked In Wicker Park
Police said his daughter, Aliya, was seen crying and waving her hands as she was walking along Palatine Road, on the western edge of the Allison Woods Forest Preserve, around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.READ MORE: Dollar General Hiring 20,000 Workers Across The Country
She was identified later the same day, and detectives learned her mother was in the process of filing a missing person’s report for Aliya and her father. Upon further investigation, police learned Aliya’s father had left her alone in Allison Woods, believing no one would find her right away.
The next day, police in Van Buren County, Michigan, notified Cook County Sheriff’s police Ikramulla, had been located there, and they had learned police in Illinois were looking for him.MORE NEWS: Video From Police Shooting That Killed Adam Toledo To Be Released On Thursday, COPA Says
Ikramulla was being held at the Van Buren County Jail, pending an extradition hearing.