Update: 12-year-old Jalon Bradley has been found safe in Jackson, Mississippi, according to Louisiana State Police. Elaine Freeman is in custody.


State Police has issued a missing child alert after a 12-year-old boy was reported missing from Mamou High School yesterday.

Jalon Bradley, is a black male with black hair and brown eyes who is about five feet tall and weighs around 95 pounds.


Mamou High School includes junior high students, and Jalon was taken from Mamou High by his non-custodial mother, Elaine Freeman, around 3:15 yesterday afternoon, and State Police says he is believed to be in imminent danger.

Elaine Twanetta Freeman, photo courtesy of State Police

Elaine is a 34-year-old black female with black hair and brown eyes who is around 5 feet tall weighing 220 pounds.

Truck from Bradley abduction, photo courtesy of Louisiana State Police

She could be driving a white SUV, possibly a Chevy Tahoe or GMC Yukon, and she could be on her way to Jackson, Mississippi.

Anyone knowing anything is urged to call the Mamou Police Department at 468-5221.