AMBER Alert For 1-Year-Old Boise Boy, Believed to be in Danger
You most likely received the AMBER Alert an your phone, I know I did. We also had it go over the air but that doesn't give you all the details so I'm laying them out so that we can hopefully find this little boy. The Boise baby's name is Legend Garza-Cota, aged one-and-a-half, he was last seen in Boise on Tuesday. His mother is 39-year-old Marisol Garza. She drives a 2006 silver Nissan Altima with license plates 2C-VC722 and has connections in Boise, Twin Falls, and Jerome.
According to Ada County Sheriff's Office, Marisol posted on Facebook on Tuesday that she intended to leave with Legend, so that the state could not have him. Law enforcement says the boy is in "imminent danger." He should be in the care of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
According to KTVB, Legend has brown hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing red shoes and a black coat. Marisol Garza is 5'1" and 130 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes, and multiple tattoos, including one over her left eyebrow.
The backstory is that on December 14th the Boise Police started investigating Marisol when she gave birth to a baby girl on her way to the hospital. The baby girl and Marisol both tested positive for methamphetamine. The little boy who is now missing Ledged, was also in the car when they arrived at the hospital. According to investigators, she left the newborn girl at the hospital the next day and the infant was placed in the care of Health and Welfare.
After realizing she took off, investigators started to look for Marisol and Legend to make sure they were safe because she had mentioned she was homeless in the hospital. Investigators have not been able to find either and now officials are declaring the one-year-old to be in imminent danger.
A court order was issued earlier this week to place him in the care of the state. Last night, Marisol wrote in a Facebook post that she planned to leave Idaho rather than let the state take her son away. She has not been seen since. Anyone who spots the baby, his mother, or the car is urged to call 911.