https://www.fox5vegas.com/news/north-las-vegas-police-searching-for--year-old-reported/article_8e21e46a-f4e0-11e8-b1b1-8b1eae914e1c.html?fbclid=IwAR3-bZg8be3O8wmM3OtvYRog_x3KN-mQrV5Pl1FYiICZkDYQFLKq0WuoU88North Las Vegas police have asked the public for help in locating a 3-year-old girl who was reported missing three months ago.
Officers were called on Aug. 25 in regards to a missing child, North Las Vegas police said. Zalea Walker was reportedly last seen with her parents, Lakeia Walker, 27, and Ricky Beasley, 27, in North Las Vegas.
On Nov. 17, Texas Department of Public Safety officers conducted a traffic stop in Houston and arrested Beasley for possession of a stolen vehicle. Walker was also arrested, but she was later released, police said.
Zalea was not with them, police said. Both Walker and Beasley said they did not know where their daughter was and were uncooperative with law enforcement.
Fox5 sat down with Zalea's grandmother Carla Richardson.
Carla hasn't seen Zalea since the beginning of August. She says she came home from work and was told Zalea was with her dad, Ricky.
"The first time I called the police I told them my daughter was missing. They told me she was 27 and it was her daughter and it was her right, she didn't have to come home."
Carla called police again because she found some worrisome text messages on her daughters phone. She says that's what finally sparked a detective to take the case but he apparently still didn't think Zalea was in any danger.
"He actually felt as though they had just left with their child and you know going on to live their life," Carla said.
Carla believes Zalea is alive, she just doesn't know where.