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Thursday May 31st, 2018 :: 04:44 p.m. PDT

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#LASD Carson Sheriff’s Station Deputies Arrest Suspects in Child Abduction by Mother from Towne Elementary, Carson

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested the suspect who abducted 8-year-old Dylan Kostenko on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from Towne Elementary School. On Thursday, May 31, 2018, at approximately 11:30 A.M. the suspect’s boyfriend walked into Inglewood Police Department to return the child safely. The suspect was located a short distance from Inglewood Police Department and was arrested without incident at approximately 1:30 P.M.

The suspect and her boyfriend were arrested and transported to Carson Sheriff’s Station where they were booked for the following:

Suspect Dariia Kostenko female White, 29 years old was booked for Kidnapping (207 P.C.), 

Suspect Antione Deshon Eldridge, male Black, 48 years old, was booked for Accessory After the Fact (32 P.C.).

Both suspects were also charged with Child Abduction (278 P.C.).
 
The initial incident began Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 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.
 
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 was 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 Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Norwalk Station at (626) 330-3322.  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 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.
 
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