Watch CBS News

Worcester Baby Kidnapping Suspects Held Without Bail

WORCESTER (CBS) -- The two suspects accused of kidnapping a four-day-old baby from Worcester appeared before a judge Monday through Zoom. 19-year-old Kassidy Lauziere-Cuevas of Milford and 23-year-old Daquan Jefferson of Worcester are being held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing on Friday.

Police say the infant's mother was in contact with Lauziere-Cuevas through Facebook, and they decided to meet for coffee on Saturday. The two had not met one another until last weekend.

After the woman got into Lauziere-Cuevas' car with her baby, they stopped at a gas station on Southbridge Street. At around 9:30 a.m., Lauziere-Cuevas drove away with the baby when the mother went into the gas station store.

Worcester Arraignment suspects
Kassidy Lauziere-Cuevas and Daquan Jefferson in court Monday. (WBZ-TV)

Worcester Police found Lauziere-Cuevas' car in Shrewsbury around 10 a.m., but she and the baby were not inside.

Around noon, officers were called about a male leaving the baby with "an uninvolved citizen" at a Subway restaurant on Lincoln Street. Police found the baby unharmed, and she was reunited with her mother.

Worcester Missing Baby
The four-day-old baby was found safe. (Photo Credit: Worcester Police Department)

Police later found Lauziere-Cuevas and Jefferson in the area of a Wendy's on Lincoln Street. The two were then arrested.

They are being charged with kidnapping, reckless endangerment of a child, and larceny.

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.