Missing Children

Update: Abducted Arizona Boy Found

Isaiah Vargas has been found after Heather Nicole Miller, 22, the girlfriend of the boy’s father lead police to his body.

Heather was watching Isaiah on Wednesday and according to police, she said she grabbed his arm and pushed him into his bedroom after he refused to go. He then fell and hit his head on the floor and that’s when she grabbed him and shook him.

Heather had originally told police that when she arrived Thursday at her apartment two men jumped out of a car, one assaulted her, and the other took Isaiah.

She buried him behind a daycare center and then fabricated the kidnap story.

The FBI, U.S. Marshals Service, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children became involved in the investigation.

“Through investigation and follow-up with several people involved in this case, several inconsistencies in Miller’s account of her whereabouts, as well as the kidnapping, became apparent,” Mesa police spokeswoman Diana Tapia said.

Isaiah was the center of a custody battle between his father Tyrece Young and mother Sylvia Vargas, according to court documents.

Young was awarded custody in May.

In November, Vargas’ mother, Maria Robinson, 40, stabbed Miller after they argued about taking Isaiah, according to a police report.

Robinson pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and is to be sentenced April 12.

I know it’s important to post information on missing children because the facts should reach as many people as possible for better chances of safe return, BUT the part that upsets me is when I have to update with a child found dead.


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Lisa Arneill

Mom of 2 boys and founder of GrowingYourBaby.com and World Traveled Family. When I'm not running around after my boys, I'm looking for our next vacation spot!

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