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Jul 2, 2010 7:21 PM by Melissa Hawkes

US Marshals Search for International Kidnapper from Lafayette

 

            "I can't do this alone--someone out there knows something," Diana Huynh said.

That's a plea from a desperate mother in search of her only son.

   Huynh last saw her son--Eitan--in February 2008.

"I'm pretty angry as you can imagine--it's been depressing--you know it's hard trying to move on without your kids," she said. "You have all these plans and hopes for them."

Huynh says she hasn't lost faith that her son will be found with her ex-husband Micheal Blasingame--who allegedly kidnapped Eitan and fled the country.

Deputy U.S. Marshall, Corey Britt, said "Micheal kidnapped his 3-year-old son Eitan. He was in Lafayette with Eitan and he was going to Plano to see Diana. "

            Blasingame never made it to Plano.

            Huyng and Blasingame shared joint custody of Eitan and it was her turn to have him--but he never showed up.

Britt said, "He went off the face of the planet. He started in Mexico--he spent several months in Mexico-the Mexico City area and then with the child he traveled to Germany."

Yemen, Ethiopia, Thailand and Malaysia are other places he's been spotted.

            Right now officials believe Blasingame and Eitan are either in Malaysia or Thailand.

Britt said, "We haven't caught him yet and we need information from the public to help us catch him."

Blasingame is facing three charges--two federal-- international parental kidnapping and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

            He's also wanted by the State of Texas in Collin County for interference with a child custody order.

             The latest arrest in the case was made this morning at Eitan's grandmother's --Renee Blasingame's--house in Lafayette.

Ed Baudoin lives across the street from the Blasingames. He said, "I come out of my house and there's traffic from here to there. I've never seen more than three cars over here before."

He said officials spent hours on Live Oak Drive this morning.

            Renee Blasingame is being charged with interference with a child custody order. She's awaiting extradition to Plano to face her charges.    

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Michael Blasingame and Eitan contact the US Marshals at 337-262-6792.

 

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