Child returned safe to Chula Vista home: Mother suspected of abducting child sought for questioning

Amya White reunited with grandmother

CHULA VISTA - A 21-year-old woman suspected of abducting her 4-year-old daughter from a Chula Vista residence where the girl and her sibling were living with their grandmother returned the child to her babysitter on Monday, police said.

Resa Carolyn White, had lost custody of 4-year-old Amya and another 10-month-old child to her mother, according to Chula Vista police Lt. Fritz Reber.

White had a history of drug abuse and had a warrant for her arrest related to alleged theft charges, Reber said.

White visited her mother's residence at 2150 Caminito Leonzio about 3:30 p.m. Saturday and left with her 4-year-old daughter while the child's grandmother was distracted, Reber said. The 10-month-old was left at the residence, Reber said.

The grandmother waited a day before contacting police and did not believe White would intentionally harm the girl, according to Reber.

White returned the child around 12:45 p.m. Monday then left without saying where she had been. Amya, who was unharmed, was then reunited with her grandmother, police said.

White, who police consider to be a transient, is still wanted for questioning, police said.

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