Missing 3-week-old Palmdale boy presumed dead; deputies searching for remains

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

PALMDALE, Calif. – A three-week-old Palmdale boy who has been missing for more than a week is presumed dead, after his parents left the state without him. Authorities tell FOX 11 that they are searching for the boy’s remains in the Antelope Valley Landfill. 

The baby, Baki Dewees, was reported missing on May 3, after leaving a Palmdale home with his parents.

“I can’t even cry anymore, said Sophia Paulo, the baby’s grandmother. “I’ve been crying so much, I feel numb.”

FOX 11 has confirmed that the baby’s father, Yuseff Dewess, and mother have been arrested for unrelated charges in Utah

Tuesday evening, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said it’s treating Baki Dewees’ case as a death investigation. But his remains still have not been found. 

The baby’s family said his parents left last week without raising suspicion.

“They just left like normal,” said Paulo. “It was a normal day. There was nothing out of the blue.”

Brad Parke, Paulo’s longtime boyfriend, said he was also home when the couple left Palmdale. He said they didn’t say anything unusual.

“He didn’t say nothing,” said Parke. “They were here. They went to the Greyhound [and when he got to the bus station], he didn’t have the baby with him. That’s facts.”

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Despite deputies saying they are searching for the young boy’s remains, family members are holding out hope that the baby is safe.

“It’s very sad,” said Parke. “Never been in this situation in my life.”

Anyone with information about this case is urged to call police.

Deputies are still investigating the case. Anyone with information was asked to contact homicide detectives at 323-890-5500.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.