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Published on April 19, 2024
Houston Authorities Seek Public's Aid to Find Woman Accused of Abandoning Infant, $5K Reward OfferedSource: Crime Stoppers of Houston

Authorities in Houston are on the hunt for a fugitive accused of leaving an 8 1/2 month-old infant alone, at the mercy of the elements. The woman identified as Loretta Faye Norwood, is wanted on charges of Abandoning a Child Without Intent to Return, an act that has sparked community concern and law enforcement urgency.

According to Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department's Special Victims Division, the suspect is a 23-year-old black female, standing 5'1" with brown eyes, and black hair. The incident that led to the issuance of this alert took place on March 21, on the 8400 Block of Winthrop Ln., Houston – a scene that has become all too common, speaking volumes about the hidden tragedies that unfold in quiet neighborhoods.

The call for public assistance is bold and uncompromising. "Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Loretta Faye Norwood is strongly encouraged to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers," the organization pleaded, emphasizing the role of community watchfulness in safeguarding the innocent among us.

The urgency is not without merit, nor it is without incentive. Crime Stoppers has offered a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the suspect's charging and/or arrest. Tips, which can be the lifeblood of justice – bringing light to dark corners – may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), or through the Crime Stoppers website or mobile app. "Only tips and calls DIRECTLY TO Crime Stoppers are anonymous and eligible for a cash reward," the group warns.