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Missing 1-year-old found, and his grandmother has been arrested, SC cops say

The Greenville Police Department is searching for 1-year-old Genesis Shell and grandmother, Cathy Diane Brown.
The Greenville Police Department is searching for 1-year-old Genesis Shell and grandmother, Cathy Diane Brown. Greenville Police Department

UPDATE: Police say they’ve found 1-year-old Genesis Shell and his grandmother Cathy Diane Brown, 61.

The Greenville, South Carolina Sheriff’s Office said the baby is back with his family and they arrested grandmother.

“She is expected to be charged with a criminal offense for endangering the welfare of the child,” the department said in a press release.

The department said the grandmother and the boy were outside of the county when they were found.

Original story is below:

A search is underway in South Carolina for a missing baby and grandmother, the Greenville Police Department said.

Police are searching the Nicholtown area of Greenville for Genesis Shell and grandmother Cathy Diane Brown, according to a news release from the police department.

The 1-year-old was last seen with his grandmother Monday morning, police said in the news release.

Attempts to get in touch with Brown “have not been successful,” according to the news release.

Police said the 61-year-old Brown does not own a vehicle and does not drive.

Anyone with information about Genesis or his grandmother are asked to call 911.

Noah Feit is a Real Time reporter with The State and McClatchy Carolinas Regional Team. The award-winning journalist has worked for multiple newspapers since starting his career in 1999.
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