Nadia Lynn Drummond

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Top Row and Bottom Two From Left: Nadia, circa 2009;
Bottom Two From Right: Nadia in 2010 (a year after her abduction)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 3, 2009 from Cary, North Carolina
  • Classification: Family Abduction
  • Date of Birth: August 5, 2008
  • Age: 5 months old
  • Height and Weight: 1'5, 12 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Biracial (African-American/Hispanic) female. Black hair, brown eyes. Nadia has a strawberry birthmark on the right side of her face.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Nadia disappeared from Cary, North Carolina on February 3, 2009. She was abducted by her non-custodial mother, Larissa Melo Drummond. Photographs and vital statistics for Larissa are posted below this case summary. A felony warrant was issued for her on February 17, 2009.

    According to Nadia's father, Devon Davenport, Larissa threatened to take the baby to Brazil shortly after her birth. Larissa had been born there. She had custody of Nadia and they lived in the 100 block of Woodruff Court. Davenport was given visitation, but he stated Larissa consistently ignored the visitation schedule. Nadia was not supposed to be taken out of North Carolina without permission from the court, and Larissa was ordered to surrender the child's passport. She said Nadia did not have a passport. After Nadia's abduction it was determined that Larissa had in fact gotten a passport for Nadia shortly after she was born, and used it when she abducted her. Both parents' signatures are required to obtain a passport for a child, but Larissa was able to circumvent this rule because she did not list Davenport as the father on Nadia's birth certificate.

    Larissa took Nadia to Brazil after the abduction. They arrived on February 5, then disappeared again. Davenport was given sole legal and physical custody of Nadia after she was taken and filed for her return to the United States under the terms of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Brazilian authorities accepted his application, but they have yet to enforce the treaty. Nadia's case remains unsolved.

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    Larissa Melo Drummond
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    Above Images: Larissa Melo Drummond

    Date of Birth: November 27, 1986
    Age: 22 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'8, 110 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Black hair, brown eyes. Larissa's ears are pierced. She has a tattoo of a Brazilian flag on the top of her left foot and a tattoo of a black butterfly on the lower left side of her abdomen.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Cary Police Department
    919-469-4012

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    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Nadia Lynn Drummond: Abducted from US to Brazil
    MySpace Page for Nadia Drummond

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 21, 2010; two pictures added.

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