Feb 15 – Thomas Evans, 37, was arrested after a police chase that ended in Lauderdale County, Mississippi, said Riverside, Alabama. A more clearer account of what happened when Heidi Todd was found was reported by WCOSTV. They reported it was a railroad crew that saw a car parked in the woods near a railroad track on I-20 on Wednesday. The chief that found Heidi stated Heidi was “asleep in the car when he approached, and that once awake, Evans was nervous. Evans handed him the girl after Oliver said they needed to go to the station and talk, and then sped away.”
Feb 14 – Heidi Todd has been located safe. The police chief in Riverside, Alabama saw Heidi Todd inside a vehicle Wednesday afternoon and managed to get her out safely before the driver sped away. ABC News 4 affiliate WBMA reported the suspect has gotten away.
The man who the police are looking for has been identified as Thomas Evans, 37. Evans has been convicted of armed robbery and 2nd degree burglary in Charleston.
Heidi Todd, 4, has been missing since Tuesday, February 13, 2018 from Johns Island, South Carolina ne
ar Charleston. She was last seen in the area of 2985 Sweetleaf Lane around 5:50 p.m..
The Charleston Police Dept. has been searching for her and the FBI is offering a $10,000 reward.
Although the authorities have been searching a nearby lake they also released information that Heidi may be with a Hispanic male, who is reported to be “skinny, 25-30 years old with short hair & dressed in all grey,” according to the Police Department’s Twitter account.
The Post and Courier who posted on Twitter that the police asked them to stop asking questions about Heidi’s disappearance and they responded that is “something we just won’t do” has breaking news that Heidi’s mother was found “brutally beaten” in her home. Most were aware the Heidi’s mother was in the hospital, but did not know why. Heidi’s father is with the Coast Guard and is out at sea. The Post and Courier also reported that when Heidi’s mother did not show up at a school to pick up two of her four other children, someone brought them home and found the other two children at home, Heidi’s mom hurt and Heidi gone.
The Charleston Police Department Interim Chief Jerome Taylor said during a press conference that there was “unwanted guest” that showed up at the Todd home. No further information as to why the person was there.
An AMBER Alert has not been activated as the police have to determine if she actually has been abducted.
Heidi is 3 feet tall and 60 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.
Anyone with information about this case may call 843-619-6123.