NH Police Search for Mom Accused of Abusing 3-year-old - NECN

NH Police Search for Mom Accused of Abusing 3-year-old



    Toddler recovering from head injury, police searching for his mother and her boyfriend (Published Friday, Jan. 17, 2014)

    (NECN: Justin Michaels, Plaistow, N.H.) - A 3-year-old boy continues to recover from a head injury at Exeter Hospital in New Hampshire, as police continue searching for the little boy's mother and her boyfriend.

    Plaistow Police believe the couple - Jessica Linscott, 23, and Roland Dow, 27 - caused the little boy's head injury.

    Last Wednesday, Linscott took her toddler son to the hospital with extreme injuries, which have left the little boy visually impaired.

    "Her claim is that she didn't do anything to the child. That's what she's stating. And that all the injuries were self-inflicted," Plaistow Police Lt. William Baldwin said.

    Now, Linscott and Dow are nowhere to be found.

    "It's awful and no child or no individual deserves that type of abuse."

    Lt. Baldwin says he's never seen abuse like this in his entire career.

    "Significant or critical injuries to the head, which were life threatening. Burns on the arms and hands. And bruises all over the body which were old and new," he said.

    Baldwin says they've searched the couple's apartment, but nothing was found. It was lights out there with a broken down car in the front yard.

    So now, the search is on for two people who police believe could have done the unthinkable to a helpless child.

    "They're both accountable for this. Regardless. How much magnitude they play in it, they're both accountable for this."

    Police are asking for the public's help in finding Linscott and Dow. Officers believe someone is hiding them. That person could face aiding and abetting charges.

    Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact local police, or simply call 9-1-1.