A 6-year-old Georgia girl recently reunited with her father after the minor’s mother allegedly abducted her over two years ago and took her to Mexico. Majesty Williams was at her father’s Smyrna house on April 1, 2021, when she was allegedly abducted by her mother Andrea McCord, the Smyrna Police Department and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children said in a press release.
In the wake of Majesty’s disappearance, her father, James Williams, told police that his estranged wife McCord had come to visit their daughter at his home, adding that he was outside working on his yard while the minor – then 4 – and her mother were indoors.
Williams said he noticed McCord and Majesty were nowhere to be found at a certain point. He said he later received a text message from McCord telling him she had left his car at a grocery store as well as the keys under the seat.
Majesty’s father later reported his daughter missing to the police, and they obtained a warrant for McCord’s arrest. “With the possibility that Majesty could be anywhere, NCMEC wanted to elevate her case to a national level,” police said in the press release. “In their partnership with the REELZ television show, On Patrol: Live, NCMEC featured Majesty’s case on March 11, 2023.”
Authorities said they ultimately located McCord and her boyfriend, Custodio Guerra, in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, on Saturday. McCord, 34, and her partner were said to be living in the state with the missing minor.
“We know that it can sometimes be tough to get media attention when it comes to missing children related to family custody situations,” said Angeline Hartmann, Director of Communications at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
“We shared home videos of Majesty and that helped viewers connect with this sweet child. People across the country wanted to help her Dad. We’re thrilled that Majesty is now back home safe.”
McCord and Guerra were arrested on warrants for Interstate Interference with Child Custody and extradited to the United States to appear before a judge, police said. “I am incredibly grateful and overjoyed to be reunited with my daughter,” Williams said in a statement after he was reunited with his daughter on Sunday.
“I want to thank the Smyrna Police Department, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, and the U.S. Marshals for everything they did to find Majesty. Words cannot express how happy I am to have my daughter back home. Majesty is doing well, and I kindly ask the media for privacy at this time.”