(Update) Police Find Missing Baby and Babysitter

Update: Officers from the Kent Police Department have found the missing 12-year-old babysitter.

Detectives will continue to work with social services to assure Amaziah is safe.


Police have found 8-month-old Zaria Smith after she and her 12-year-old cousin were reported missing early Monday morning.

After midnight, the mother of 8 month-old Zariah came home and found both her baby and her niece, who had been babysitting, missing. The car seat for baby Zariah had been removed from the family’s car.

Officers received information that a family friend had come to the home, taken the baby and had cared for her overnight. Around 9:15 A.M. police verified that Zariah had been reunited with her mother.

Police are still seeking 12-year-old Amaziah Lynch, and believe she may be in crisis. Missing persons detectives are working with the Department of Social and Health Services at this time to find Amaziah and assure she has a safe home when she is located.

If you have any information about Amaziah Lynch please call 911 immediately.