COVID-19 Alert

Latest HCSO information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)


News Releases are to be used for informational purposes only. Information provided should not be relied upon for any type of legal action.

Mother and missing endangered child located

For Immediate Release : Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
Release Number: 20-264


Thursday September 10, 2020 12:00 AM


Hillsborough County, FL
Mother and missing endangered child located

UPDATE (September 14, 2020):

Kanasia Johnson and her baby, Brinae Sherman, have been located safely. Thank you to all who assisted in the search for them.

ORIGINAL RELEASE (September 12, 2020): 

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is working to locate a newborn child who could be endangered.
On Thursday, September 10, Kanasia Johnson, 20, left St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital with her newborn baby girl, Brinae Sherman. Johnson’s parental rights were terminated with her last child, and she failed to inform her case manager that she was pregnant with Brinae Sherman.
HCSO Child Protective Investigators have been unable to locate the child or Johnson since she left the hospital. Johnson’s current whereabouts are unknown.
A photo of Kanasia Johnson (mother) is below. No photos are available for Brinae Sherman at this time.
"We are very concerned for this infant, who is less than a week old, and our child protective investigators want to make contact with her mother as quickly as possible to ensure that this innocent child is safe," said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "We are asking anyone who locates Johnson to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 813-247-8200."