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Police ask public’s help to locate 9-month-old baby

Navajo Nation Police | Courtesy photo
Nickolias Alias Tom, the 9-month-old reported missing Tuesday morning.


Navajo Nation Police with the Window Rock District on Tuesday morning issued a missing endangered person advisory for a nine-month-old baby.

Navajo Nation Police | Courtesy photo
Shawn Shay Tom, who police say took a 9-month-old who is in danger.

According to police, Nickolias Alias Tom was taken by his non-custodial father, Shawn Shay Tom. Police say Nickolias is in danger and is requesting the public’s assistance to quickly locate the baby’s and Tom’s whereabouts.

Nickolias is about 1 1/2 feet tall and weighs 30 pounds. It is unknown what he was wearing at the time he was taken.

Tom is driving a newer model, four-door, Jeep Renegade with New Mexico license plate.

If anyone has information, police ask that they call the nearest police department or 928-871-6111.

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