The lives of two small kids in Markham, Illinois seems to be in danger as an Amber Alert was issued by officials after their father took them on Wednesday (March 14) afternoon. More details on the case are as follows.
Two-year-old Jordyn Washington and three-year-old Lynn Roby were taken by their father around 2:00 p.m. from 65 E. 156th St. in suburban Harvey on Wednesday afternoon. Illinois State Police believe that their lives are in danger, and issued an Amber Alert.
According to officials, Lynn Washington is a person of interest in the shooting of the children’s mother, Lakisha Robie, 27. She was reportedly returning from a club in a different city when she fought with Lynn Washington at a BP gas station, located at 167th Street and Pulaski Road in Markham.
Robie was in the car when the argument occurred, and was shot in the domestic-related shooting at 1:34 a.m. She was pronounced dead 2:22 a.m. after being admitted to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
At the time, their kids were with a family friend, and Lynn Washington took them after the shooting. On November 30, a protection order was issued, stating that Washington is forbidden to contact his kids.
Markham Police Chief Mack Sanders said that Washington “is considered armed and dangerous based on his criminal history and our investigation.”
He added, “We’re not saying he did (the shooting), we just want to know where the kids are.”
Reportedly, the kids were last seen in a 2004 or 2005 silver Chevrolet Malibu or Impala. The father is described as a 40-year-old black man, who weighs around 180 pounds and is 5’9”. Lynn Washington has tattoos on his right arm, left arm, neck, and chest.
As of now, the investigation is still ongoing, and officials are trying to locate the kids. Authorities asked anyone who may have seen the kids, or has any information related to the case, to contact 911 or Markham City Police at (708) 331-2171.