Californians asked to watch for missing Puyallup infant

Jeshua Taylor
Jeshua Taylor

A newborn missing from Puyallup since Aug. 12 could possibly be in California.

Jeshua Taylor, 22 days old, allegedly was taken by his mother, Myra Aguilar, after a court order for police to take the child into shelter care. Police think the two might be traveling with Levi Taylor, the infant’s father.

Police are asking people in Puyallup and in the areas of Riverside County and Los Angeles to be on the lookout.

Aguilar and Taylor might have family connections in those areas, Puyallup police spokesman Scott Engle said.

Police have said Jeshua might have been in medical distress when he was born, and might suffer drug withdrawals because of Aguilar’s history.

The baby is described as about 6 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Aguilar is Hispanic, 5 feet 3, 120 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Taylor is described as American Indian, 5 feet 10, 190 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has put out an alert about Jeshua’s disappearance.

Anyone with information is asked to call police. Anonymous tips can be made to Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).