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Child Abduction CAS


Carson Station detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating a foster child, who was abducted by their biological mother on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at from Towne Elementary School.

Carson Station detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating a foster child, who was abducted by their biological mother on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at from Towne Elementary School.

At approximately 2:40 p.m., the foster mother of 8-year-old Dylan Kostenko showed up to Towne Elementary, located at 18924 Towne Avenue in the city of Carson, to pick up Dylan. She was informed by school personnel, the child had been picked up by his biological mother, 29-year-old Dariia Kostenko.

Dylan and his biological mother, Dariia, were last seen walking northbound from school in a residential area and out of view. Dylan was last seen the morning of May 29, 2018, wearing a black t-shirt with a picture of a dog and the phrase “Dab All Day” and blue jean shorts. Dariia was last seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt.

At this time, it is unknown where Suspect Kostenko might be heading; however, she does have family in New York State. She is known to frequent the West Los Angeles area.

The child, Dylan, was taken away from Suspect Kostenko in May of 2017, and placed under the care of Department of Children and Family Services. According to a court order Suspect Kostenko is not allowed to pick up the child from school and has monitored visitations with the child.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Carson Sheriff’s Station at (310) 830-1123. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 MOBILE APP” on Google play or the App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

To watch the video of Dylan and Dariia, click on the following link: https://youtu.be/iVDbLOKOxBI