UPDATE: Endangered Baby Born in Burien Found Safely; Suspects Arrested
UPDATE 9/10/12: Sgt. Cindi West of the King County Sheriff’s Office sent us this update Monday, Sept. 10:
“Quandra Powell has been picked up on his warrants. We received an anonymous tip today and he was arrested in the Skyway area by King County Sheriff’s Deputies.
Regarding Trina Curry – she was arrested by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office when she tried to keep the officers from taking the baby. According to our detective we will not be pursuing charges here on Trina. The case will be handled by Family Court.
The baby is in the care of CPS and is doing fine.”
As we reported last Friday (Sept. 7), police were asking for the public’s help locating the 7-week old baby girl, who was born at Burien’s Highline Medical Center July 17 – and was believed to be endangered.
Detectives said Trina P. Curry, 33 gave birth to the baby “Lillian” at Highline on July 17. Police learned that Curry used a fake name at the hospital and when officials learned her real name they discovered that she had her 7 other children removed by Child Protective Services due to abuse/neglect and mental health issues.
CPS received a “pick-up” order for the baby, but police and CPS officials have been unable to locate Curry or Lillian. Curry is homeless and does not drive. She was last seen with the baby at a relative’s house in Shoreline on Tuesday, Sept. 4th. Curry took off with the baby after an argument and has not been seen since.
Detectives believe Curry and the baby may be with the baby’s father, Quandra R. Powell, 39. Powell has two felony warrants, one for Escape from Community Custody and the other for VUSCA.