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Police find missing Pike County toddler safe in Columbus

Sheriff: 2-year-old may be with family member
2-year-old may be with mother
Posted at 1:13 PM, Oct 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-12 19:21:46-04

PIKETON, Ohio — The Pike County Sheriff’s Office announced authorities located the missing 2-year-old, who police said might have been abducted by a family member. Police announced they found the child safe in Columbus Saturday evening.

Christopher Barfield Jr. went missing from Piketon, Ohio on Saturday, police said. He has blonde hair, blue eyes, stands 3 feet tall and weighs 30 pounds. He was last seen at 11 p.m. Friday at 395 Big Run Rd.

Police said they believe Barfield was taken by his non-custodial mother, 32-year-old Kandie Holsinger. She has blonde or strawberry hair and blue eyes, stands 5-feet-5-inches tall and weighs 190 pounds.

No clothing or vehicle descriptions were available.

“Kandie took Christopher sometime during the night from his custodial Aunt's home. Law enforcement is concerned for the child's safety due to Kandie's past drug use,” police said in an endangered child alert.

Anyone with information on Barfield or Holsinger’s whereabouts should contact the Pike County Sheriff’s Office at (740) 947-2111.