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ISP: Missing Elkhart mother, baby found in South Bend

Call the Elkhart Sheriff’s Office at 574-533-4151 or 911 with information.
Call the Elkhart Sheriff’s Office at 574-533-4151 or 911 with information.(Indiana State Police)
Published: Apr. 18, 2022 at 2:52 PM EDT
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UPDATE: The South Bend Police Department says officers were called to the 400 block of S. Kaley Tuesday evening to investigate possible sightings of a vehicle connected to this Silver Alert out of Elkhart County.

Officers say they located 27-year-old Alexis Morales and a small baby inside the vehicle, and Alexis was pronounced dead at the scene. 5-month-old Messiah Morales was not injured but was transported to the hospital for observation.

27-year-old Alexis Morales was found deceased on Tuesday, her son has been taken to the hospital.
27-year-old Alexis Morales was found deceased on Tuesday, her son has been taken to the hospital.(WNDU)

“Tough every time we have to deal with situations like... the kind of week that we’ve had - tears your heart out, it really does,” said Joe Leszczynski, captain of the South Bend Police Department told WPTA affiliate WNDU.

The South Bend Police Department is working with the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the circumstances surrounding Alexis Morales’ death and her prior disappearance. Read the original story below.

(WPTA) - Indiana State Police (ISP) have issued a Silver Alert for a 5-month-old they say was last seen in South Bend with his mother.

The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office says they are searching for Messiah Morales, a 5-month-old who is 24 inches, 30 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes.

They say he was last seen with his mother, 27-year-old Alexis Morales, described as being 5′6″, 160 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. They were last seen in a Silver 2006 BMW X5 SUV with Indiana license plate MULALUV in South Bend on Tuesday, April 12.

Call the Elkhart Sheriff’s Office at 574-533-4151 or 911 with information.

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