Missing San Jose boy found safe, mother at large

This image shows 32-year-old Satima Michelle Purnell, a San Jose resident, and her 10-month-old son Davione, who authorities beleive was abducted by Purnell. (KGO-TV)

A 10-month-old boy missing since last month has been found safe, but his mother who allegedly abducted him remains at large, Santa Clara
County prosecutors said.

Davione Doe and his mother, 32-year-old Satima Michelle Purnell, hadn't been seen since July 9 after she learned she lost custody of her son
to the Santa Clara County Department of Family and Children's Services, Deputy District Attorney James Cahan said.

Davione, who has a "serious" medical condition, was found safe as of this afternoon, according to the district attorney's office.

Authorities are still looking for Purnell, a San Jose resident who has been charged with child abduction, Cahan said.

Since July 9, there have been unsuccessful attempts at communicating with Purnell, according to Cahan.

Investigators suspect she may still be in Santa Clara County, Cahan said.

The defendant is also known to use the last name Clark. She is described as a black woman standing about 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighing around 120 pounds with brown eyes and black hair, according to the district attorney's office.

Prunell has many facial piercings, notably on her lips and upper cheek near her eyes, according to prosecutors.

She has multiple tattoos that include a teddy bear on her left bicep and two on her upper left arm with the words "Aaniah" and "Prince," prosecutors said.

She may be driving a four-door silver Hyundai with license plate number 6BXN752.

Anyone with information on Purnell's location or who sees her is asked to call 911.
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