UPDATED: At 6:15 p.m. on Dec. 6., APD said the boy was found and is safe. Investigators who determined that the "Syliva" they were looking for is Sylvia Franklin, 26. They are are still working the case to see what happened, but have not released any other information.
Atlanta police seek the public's help in finding a 1½ -year-old boy, who was last seen at the Edgewood/Candler Park MARTA station on Nov. 26.
The little boy, Malachi Devon Burley, has been missing ever since.
Officer Kim Y. Jones, an Atlanta Police Department spokeswoman, gave the following account:
On Nov. 26, 2012, between the hours of 7 p. m. and 8 p.m., Ms. Laquanda Sireka Burley met a woman by the name of “Sylvia” (no last name) at the Edgewood/Candler Park MARTA station.
Ms. Burley dropped her child, Malachi D. Burley off to visit for a week with “Sylvia” and she has not seen or heard from “Sylvia” or her son, Malachi, since that November evening.
“Sylvia” is reported to be an African American female, approximately 30 years of age, between 5’2" and 5’3" tall and about 230 pounds, with a dark complexion. "Sylvia was last seen wearing black pajama pants, a purple and white shirt and a black jacket.
At this time, Ms. Burley has not been able to provide any additional information on “Sylvia,” such as a phone number or physical address.
If you know the whereabouts of little Malachi, please call 911 or contact the Atlanta Police Youth Squad at 404.546.4260.