Newport News police leading investigation into missing Hampton mother, child

Chloe Johnson, left, and Keir Johnson. (Photo: Hampton Police Division).

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Newport News police will now be leading an investigation into a missing Hampton mother and daughter.

WAVY’s Jason Marks reports Newport News is leading the investigation into Chloe and Keir Johnson, who were reported missing earlier this month.  They were last seen April 30 leaving their home on Hastings Drive. Police say they were headed to Buckroe Beach, but never made it there.

The car police believe the two were in was recovered in Newport News on Mother’s Day morning about 10 miles from Johnson’s Hampton home.

Virginia State Police issued an Amber Alert last week,on behalf of Hampton police, for eight-month-old Chloe Johnson.

Hampton Police Chief Terry Sult said in a news conference Friday an Amber Alert was not immediately issued because they did not have information indicating there was an abduction.

Recent developments in the case led investigators to believe Keir and Chloe were possibly abducted, Hampton police said in a statement last Thursday.

10 On Your Side spoke on the phone to Chloe’s father, who said detectives asked him not to interview with WAVY-TV.  He did say the last time he saw Chloe was April 29 — the day before she went missing. He followed that up by saying he loves his daughter very much and hopes she is found safely. He did not want to talk about where they could be.

Stay with WAVY.com for the latest updates on this developing story.