SMH: Snatched Newborn Baby is Safe and Sound

- By Bossip Staff

A newborn boy abducted by a knife-wielding woman posing as an immigration agent was safe Saturday and being held by child welfare officials as authorities charged a woman with his kidnapping. Rob Johnson, a spokesman for the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, said Maria Gurrolla got to hold her week-old baby, Yair Anthony Carillo, on Saturday afternoon, but was not being allowed to take him home yet. Gurrolla, 30, and her three other children — ages 3, 9 and 11 — visited with the baby, then all four of the children were taken into state custody, Johnson said. “Our focus is on the children, and under the current situation right now, we think the safest thing to do is take the children into state custody,” said Johnson, who declined to elaborate. Joel Siskovic, an FBI special agent in the Memphis division, said he did not have details about whether the parents were also under protective custody. “As of now, there’s no indication that there’s an ongoing threat to the family,” he said. Nashville police said the baby was found in good health at a home in Ardmore, Ala., about 80 miles south of Nashville near the Tennessee line.

Earlier Saturday, officials said the baby would remain with a foster family as authorities made arrangements for Gurrolla to be reunited with her son. “This baby is a week old, and this child has spent half his life away from his family. I think it’s time we reunite them,” said My Harrison, a special agent with the FBI in Tennessee. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn identified the arrested woman as Tammy Renee Silas, 39, of Ardmore. Federal authorities formally charged her Saturday with kidnapping. The Morgan County Sheriff’s office said Silas was picked up by U.S. Marshals on Saturday morning, though it was not known where she was being taken. The baby and Silas were found about 10 p.m. CDT in Ardmore, and Silas did not resist arrest, Gwyn said. Authorities said they had no word on a possible motive. Police in Nashville did not know if Silas has a lawyer. The infant was taken from his home Tuesday, just four days after he was born. His mother told police a heavyset white woman with blonde hair arrived at her home posing as an immigration agent and attacked her with a knife. Gurrolla told investigators that during the abduction, she heard the woman make a phone call and tell someone in Spanish words to the effect of “the job is done” and that the mother “was dying,” said Siskovic, the FBI agent. Siskovic said Silas took the victim’s cell phone, which helped investigators locate Silas.

SMH. Glad the baby is safe…


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  • Syxxitrini


  • pinkcottoncandies

    2nd?I’m happy for that family…What is this world coming to?!People stealing babies….WTF

  • Syxxitrini

    @ pinkcottoncandlies……u can take 2nd I guess….lmbo

  • Ryan Coke

    Some of them ‘spanic women sure love pumpin out seeds. Betcha she won’t stop at 4 yutes either, recession be damned. But I know I shouldn’t joke about such things. And besides, I’m sure she’s building a college fund for each of them, right?

  • 1TruDiva w/the PlatinumVocals---Pimpin, Platinum style!!! J-Hud's concert was OFF THE MEAT RACK!!!!!!!!!

    That has to be a mother’s worse night mare. I glad the baby is OK and I hope he’s reunited with his family soon.

  • 1TruDiva w/the PlatinumVocals---Pimpin, Platinum style!!! J-Hud's concert was OFF THE MEAT RACK!!!!!!!!!


  • WordtotheWise

    Unfortunately, the reunion was short-lived. I read today that officials have now taken the baby and the mother’s three other children into state custody for “safety” reasons. They would not devulge the reason at the time I read the article. How sad. I don’t know if she is an unfit mothers or not, but she surely has been through hell. I hope everything works out for her and her children.

  • TooBad!

    Authorities discovered that she was one of the many illegals living in Nashville, so they took the kids. (unbelievable)

  • rockstar13

    grow up with ya first seconds and third…smh who cares really?

  • Janae

    Thank God.

  • Syxxitrini

    @ rockstar13…..

    Get with the program or don’t make any comments….it’s not a matter of who cares….r u serious….nobody really cares…it’s…’s just something that we chose to do…..the fact that you mentioned it without even stating anything about the topic at hand shows that you care more about who’s 1st, 2nd or 3rd…..lmao that you took time out of your day to comment….lol

  • Grace

    Look at the big old gorilla Puerto Rican mother with 4 kids by 4 different daddies. Typical Spic ain’t it.

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