LOCATED: Mother returns 2 children to their father, still wanted by deputies for simple kidnapping

Photos provided by the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office.
Friday, October 11, 2013 - 3:06pm

UPDATE: Officials say the children have been returned to their father. However, they are still searching for Doucett. She is wanted for Simple Kidnapping (two counts).


ORIGINAL: Officials ask for the public’s help in locating a mother who failed to return her two children to their home in Lafayette at the end of their scheduled visitation.

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Shanay Elizabeth Doucett, 24. She’s accused of kidnapping her two children.

Doucett took her son Zadrian K. Saltzman, 5, and her daughter Zowey E. Saltzman, 4, to Georgia for her scheduled summer visitation. However, she has failed to return the children and is believed to have moved from the area.

Investigators believe Doucett is currently residing somewhere in Mississippi. However, she has ties to Louisiana and could be located here as well.

If you know anything regarding Doucett’s whereabouts, call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at (800) 843-5678.


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