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Police are looking for both a mother and her 4-month-old son Monday after social workers tried to take custody of the baby last month and couldn’t find him.

According to a statement from APD spokesperson Jennifer Castro, the case began on July 22, when officers accompanied workers with the state Office of Children’s Services to a residence on the 4000 block of San Roberto Avenue with an emergency custody order for Dominik Gibbs.

“Officers were told that the mother of the child, 30-year-old Erica Gibbs, had left the residence on foot before officers arrived,” Castro wrote. “Officers were able to locate Gibbs near Pine Street and Chena Avenue. Erica Gibbs was uncooperative with police and would not provide accurate information of the location of the child.”

Castro says a number of locations, including homes of Erica Gibbs’ friends and family, have been checked based on false information she gave when she was detained later that day.

“She rattled off some locations and she was released,” Castro said. “Officers went to check those locations and couldn’t find the child, and now they’re looking for her as well.”

Police don’t have any word on what shape the child is in, but believe his mother hasn’t gone Outside to date. A warrant for Erica Gibbs has been issued on charges of custodial interference and child neglect.

“We’re unable to tell the child’s condition at this time,” Castro said. “We’re assuming (Erica Gibbs) is still in the state.”

Police are preparing to release either a photo or a physical description of Dominik Gibbs later Monday, Castro says.

Anyone with information on the location of either Erica or Dominik Gibbs is asked to call APD at 786-8900, or submit tips anonymously via Crimestoppers at 561-STOP.

This is a developing story. Please check KTUU.com and the Channel 2 newscasts for updates.