SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – Misty Robledo-Larabell and Warren Demers are the parents of Savanhi Demers. In November 2018, a California family law court awarded sole custody of Savanhi to Robledo-Larabell.
In 2019, Demers traveled from Texas to California for a scheduled custody exchange that occurred on March 22, 2019. Demers was required to return Savanhi to California by March 29, 2019. Demers retained Savanhi in his custody until his arrest on April 30, 2019.
The District Attorney’s Child Abduction Unit received information from law enforcement in Key West, Florida that indicated Demers and Savanhi had been located there. As noted, Demers was arrested in Key West and, as a result, Savanhi was placed into the custody of Florida’s Department of Children and Families (DFS).
Mr. Demers claimed to have sole custody of Savanhi based on an altered version of the November 2018 custody order.
Members of the District Attorney’s Child Abduction Unit currently have Savanhi in their custody and she will be reunited with her mother.
Contact: Kimberly Fuller, Executive Secretary by phone at (909) 382-7714 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org