Lafayette, LA – The U.S. Marshals are
seeking information as to the location of twenty-eight year old
Blasingame. Blasingame fled the United States with his three year old
son, Eitan sometime after March 18, 2008. Blasingame is charged federally
in the Eastern District of Texas with International Parental Kidnapping and
Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution. Blasingame is also wanted by the State
of Texas in Collin County for Interference with a Child Custody Order.
Blasingame was supposed to return Eitan to his Mother in Plano, Texas on
March 18, 2008; instead, Blasingame took Eitan to Mexico City where they
stayed until September of 2008. From Mexico, the two traveled to Germany,
Yemen, Ethiopia, Thailand and Malaysia.
Today, the Western District of Louisiana’s Fugitive Task Force in Lafayette,
in conjunction with members of the Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force
arrested Blasingame’s mother, fifty-one year old Renee Blasingame at her
home at 302 Live Oak Drive, Lafayette, LA. Renee Blasingame is charged by
the Plano Police Department for Interference with a Child Custody Order.
Renee was booked this morning at the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center in
Lafayette and is awaiting extradition back to Plano to face her charges.
Moreover, a Search Warrant was executed at Renee Blasingame’s home and place
of business. The US Marshals Service is offering a cash award for
information that may lead to the arrest of Blasingame.
350,000 family abductions occur annually in the United States. 163,000 of
those are cases involving children who are transported out of state with the
intent to keep the children. More information about this case and other
cases involving missing children can be found on the National Center for
Missing and Exploited Children website located on the web at
www.missingkids.com. Persons with
information concerning this and other missing child cases can also call
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at
U.S. Marshals – Lafayette, LA – (337) 262-6792
U.S. Marshals – Plano, TX -- (214) 705-9850 x223