Hampton police searching for missing mother and baby

Keir and Chloe Johnson (Photo: Hampton police)

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Police in Hampton are asking for help to find a mother and child after family reported them missing Monday.

34-year-old Keir Johnson and her eight-month-old daughter, Chloe, were last seen Sunday in the 1900 block of Hastings Drive. Johnson was heading to Buckroe Beach to take her daughter for a walk.

No one has seen or heard from Keir since, which is unusual, according to her family.

Relatives are desperate for answers.

“This is painful, because she never did this before,” said Rhonda Crews, Johnson’s mom. “She always kept in touch with me.”

Johnson only took limited supplies for her daughter with her. She was last seen driving a black 2013 Kia Optima with the Virginia license plate VAW2197.

Sgt. Matt Bond with the Hampton Police Division told 10 On Your Side Wednesday, “It’s important any time we have a missing person, of course we want reconnect that missing person with their family as quickly and safely as possible.”

2013 Kia Optima (Photo: Hampton police)

Police describe Keir Johnson as being 4 feet 11 inches tall, weighing about 140 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

“Her daughter is eight months and I want her to come home,” Crews added. “If anybody has seen my baby, please bring her home.”

Investigators are now trying to retrace Johnson’s path. They are interviewing friends and family.

“Right now, we are concerned,” Bond said. “We’re concerned because it’s out of the norm for her not to have already made contact with her family.”

Crews doesn’t believe her daughter would just leave.

“If we had a problem, we always talked,” Crews said. “My kids always came to me and talked. We always do that… I know she needs me, because she always does.”

The family is leaning on each other. Every second seems like an eternity not knowing what the next call from police is going to be about.

“I love her and I miss her and I want her to come right now,” Crews said. “That’s what I want.”

If you know of Keir Johnson’s whereabouts or see her, call Hampton police at 757-727-6111.