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FBI Arrests Suspect in Kidnapping of 11-Year-Old Boy
Child Abducted in Meridian, Mississippi and Taken to Louisiana

FBI New Orleans May 01, 2014
  • Public Affairs Specialist Mary Beth Romig (504) 816-3325

NEW ORLEANS—Late yesterday evening, FBI special agents from the New Orleans Violent Crime Task Force and Child Exploitation Task Force, including officers from the Louisiana State Police, the New Orleans Police Department, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Kenner Police Department, working with FBI agents from Jackson, Mississippi, the Bogalusa Police Department, and the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office in Mississippi, arrested Deborah Boyd, age 48, in connection with the kidnapping of 11-year-old Tyreon Brim.

Boyd is Brim’s paternal grandmother. The arrest was made and the boy recovered unharmed in Bogalusa, Louisiana.

Brim was kidnapped from a trailer in Meridian, Mississippi by two armed men at approximately 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, April 30, 2014. The two armed black males entered the home where an adult male was babysitting several children. The armed individuals asked for Brim specifically and left with him. The men also robbed the babysitter.

Boyd was arrested on a Mississippi state warrant for kidnapping and remains in the Washington Parish Jail awaiting extradition back to Mississippi.

The investigation to identify the co-conspirators in this matter continues.