CLEVELAND (WJW) – Cleveland police say two young children reportedly abducted Wednesday evening were returned unharmed. But the man accused of taking them was still on the run early Thursday.
According to investigators, Julian Early, 31, abducted both his 2-year-old daughter and his girlfriend’s 1-year-old daughter.
Investigators said Early, who was intoxicated and upset about his daughter’s situation, allegedly took his girlfriend’s Silver Audi Q7 from the Holiday Inn Express on Euclid Avenue with her 1-year-old daughter in the backseat around 6:30 p.m.
He’s then accused of breaking into a home on W. 68th Street in Cleveland where his 2-year-old daughter lived with her mother. Investigators said he didn’t have custody of her.
A Cleveland police detective reported just after midnight that the 1-year-old was returned. A short time later, police said the 2-year-old’s grandfather brought her to police.
The suspect is 6’2″ and 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.