The Louisiana State Police have issued an AMBER ALERT for a missing child in Lafayette Parish.

The child, Kailey Kristy Taylor, is a 3-year-old black female with brown hair and brown eyes. She is approximately 3 feet tall and weighs 34 pounds. Her hair was braided on the sides and she was last known to be wearing a lime green shirt and pink & white pants.

Kailey was abducted by her father, Ransom J. Taylor, a 30-year-old black male with brown hair and brown eyes. He is 5’6” tall and weighs approximately 130 pounds. He was last seen wearing black pants, black jacket and black boots. He has a scar over his left ear. On his left bicep, he has a tattoo of a naked woman. On his right wrist, there is a tattoo bearing the name “Kristal.”

The driver allegedly swapped vehicles and is now driving a Black Gran Prix with temporary plates. The direction of travel is unknown but the suspect was last known to be living in the Lafayette area.

Law enforcement officials do feel that the life of the little girl is in danger.
Anyone having any information as to the whereabouts of the child and/or suspect should immediately contact the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office at 337-236-5871, 337-280-9405 or “911”.