Mother Suspected Of Kidnapping Her Sons From LAX After Faking Visitation Order
A woman allegedly kidnapped her two young sons from LAX after she tricked their father with a court order to visit her. Faye Ku, 41, the mother of the two boys, is said to have taken the children and disappeared when they arrived at at the airport last Friday, reports KTLA. The two boys—Sage Cook, 14, and Isaac Cook, 9—had flown from Washington where they live with their father who has had full custody of them since the couple divorced in 2009. Their father did not travel with them. Ku reportedly provided a fake court order for a 'supervised visit' to the boys' father, which prompted their visit to L.A. Ku also may have used an unsuspecting witness to pretend to be the court-ordered supervisor, reports the Long Beach Press-Telegram. The boys were last seen with their mother at the airport before they disappeared, according to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department.
Ku, a resident of Lakewood, left behind a note, which accuses the father of trying to control them and asking him to leave them alone. Authorities believe that Ku intentionally left behind personal belongings at her home to make it difficult for law enforcement to track her. She may also be traveling with her 2-year-old son, Zephyr Ku, who is a half-brother to the two missing boys.
In 2013, Ku attempted to leave the country with Sage and Isaac, according to court documents. However, she was detained when trying to board a flight to Taiwan with them.
Ku is described as a 41-year-old woman of Chinese descent, roughly 5 feet 3 inches tall, who weighs 180 pounds and has black hair and black eyes.
If anyone has information about the incident, they are asked to contact local law enforcement or Detective Gabriela Hernandez of the Lakewood Sheriff’s Station at 562-623-3500.
Anyone wanting to remain anonymous can also call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477).