Abducted baby returned, police continue search for babysitter

Abducted baby returned, police continue search for babysitter
Police were called on March 28 for the report that Danielle R. Hicklin, 53, of Chesterfield, had taken Marcello A. Husband out of the state several days earlier and had not returned. (Source: Chesterfield County Police Department)

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WWBT) - Chesterfield police say a 4-month-old baby who was abducted by the babysitter has been returned, but police are still looking for the babysitter.

Police were called on March 28 for the report that Danielle R. Hicklin, 53, of Chesterfield, had taken Marcello A. Husband out of the state several days earlier and had not returned.

Officers said the baby’s mother knows the suspect and regularly babysits the child.

“The investigation indicates that Hicklin took Marcello to New York without his mother’s permission and has refused to return with him,” police said.

On April 2, detectives say Hicklin left Marcello with a third party in Richmond, which led the third party to notify authorities.

Detectives have obtained a warrant for Hicklin for abduction.

Anyone with information on Hicklin’s whereabouts is asked to call the police at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

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