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4-year-old Minneapolis Boy Missing

A 4-year-old Minneapolis boy is believed to have been taken from his home Wednesday night by a family aquaintance.

Desmond Keith Reed is reported to have been taken from 3118 Morgan Ave. N. by Lashawn Barbara Kreighbaum, who also goes by Shawna William. Kreighbaum, who is an aquaintance of both the boys mother and his babysitter, is believed to have taken him while under the care of his babysitter.

Reed is not believed to be in immediate danger according to the Minneapolis Police Department.

However, the motive behind Kreighbaum action are unknown.

The Pioneer Press reported Reed is a black boy, around 3 feet tall with a light build and a short afro. He was last seen wearing SpongeBob SquarePants pajamas with a navy blue winter coat and black boots.

Kreighbaum is a black female, around 5 feet 6 inches tall, with a dark complexion. She has a thin to medium build and has blonde and brown weaved hair that is chin length. A tattoo on her arm reads "SHAWN" and she has a small nose ring. She was last seen wearing a red leather jacket, a white skullcap, white gloves and shoes, and faded jeans. The Star Tribune reported her as 25 years old. The Pioneer Press reported her as being between the ages of 35 to 38.

Kreighbaum, from Chicago, may be driving a Ford Taurus with liscense plate number EUC181.

No Amber Alert has been issued since the boy is not believed to be in immediate danger by police.

"We have some speculation and leads, but we don't have anything confirmatory," said Srgt. Mark Sauer. "We'd like to be able to talk to her and find out exactly what happened, but we don't believe he is in danger."

If you have any information please call the Minnesota Police Department at 612-348-2345.

UPDATE: The Star Tribune reported the Reed was found dead Sunday by the Minneapolis Police Homicide Unit investigators at the home he had been living at. A wiman has been taken into custody.
View article on the discovery of his body here.