Search still underway by SA police for missing baby, mother who may be in danger

Dlanny Reaneille Chairez, James Avi Chairez last seen in 7100 block of Marbach Road on Jan. 4

SAN ANTONIO – The search for a missing woman and her baby is still underway Saturday by San Antonio police, state and federal authorities.

Dlanny Reaneille Chairez, 20, and her 18-month-old son, James Avi Chairez, were last seen at a drug store in the 7100 block of Marbach Road on Jan. 4, 2021.

As of Saturday, a specialized FBI team dedicated to finding missing children assisted more than 50 San Antonio police cadets and officers, air assets, and K-9 search teams at at Pearsall Park, according to SAPD.

This comes after authorities received a credible tip that the pair may have visited the park at some point. The area was closed off on Saturday afternoon as search efforts continued.

“I wonder how she got there,” said Mariesol Gomez, the aunt and great aunt to Chairez and James. “Besides there possibly being a bus stop nearby. I know she likes to take him out and about but I don’t know if she would go out that far, seeing as though there is a park right in front of her house.”

Gomez, who first reported her loved ones missing February 22, said it has been an emotional rollercoaster.

“I can’t sleep,” Gomez said. “I am constantly crying and even when I do fall asleep, I keep having these dreams with horrible scenarios. I am trying to stay positive on it but I don’t feel like I have anything positive to go on at this point. I am hopeful and I have faith but my heart tells me otherwise and my stomach Is always in knots.”

Dlanny is 4 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 210 pounds and has straight, shoulder-length brown hair and a flower tattoo on the back of her left shoulder.

James has straight, shoulder-length orange hair. He is about 2 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 28 pounds.


The San Antonio Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a mother and her baby who may be in danger. Dlanny Reaneille Chairez, 20, and her 18-month-old son, James Avi Chairez, were last seen in the 7100 block of Marbach Road on Jan. 4, 2021.

Authorities are also expected to issue a CLEAR Alert to aid in their search for the woman and her infant.

“As time passes, without a sighting, the risk of danger increases. Investigators have growing concern about this young mother and her son,” San Antonio police said in a statement.

“I would like to know how they came about knowing that they are in danger,” Gomez said. “Now, this is getting the attention it needs, but so much time has passed and we all know that every minute and every second that goes by is another minute and second they are further away and if they are in danger, this means they’re in dangerous paths. I don’t know how to keep taking that danger part.”

Anyone with more information is urged to contact the SAPD Special Victims Detectives at 210-207-4093 or 210-207-2325.

Further details are limited at this time but we’ll bring more updates as they become available.

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