Search expanded for toddler believed to be in ‘imminent danger’ after family finds apartment door open, with child gone

Published 6:05 am Saturday, September 25, 2021

Lousiana law enforcement said the search for a Baton Rouge toddler believed to be in “imminent danger” has expanded statewide.

Nevaeh Allen, 2, was last seen around 1 p.m. Friday after her stepfather set her down for a nap in their Belaire neighborhood home, according to Louisiana State Police.

When Allen’s siblings arrived home from school at approximately 4:15 p.m., the apartment door was open and the child was missing. She is believed to be in “imminent danger,” a statement from Louisiana State Police said.

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Nevaeh is described as a Black female with black hair and brown eyes. She is about 33 inches tall and weighs about 30 pounds.

Police say the girl was last seen without shoes and wearing a yellow dress with pineapples.

Police urge anyone who knows where to find the girl to call the Baton Rouge Police Department at (225) 389-2000 or 911.