August 31, 2022, Shakopee, Minnesota – Scott County Sheriff Luke Hennen announced today that both parties related to the parental abduction that occurred at the Scott County Government Center on August 30, 2022, have been located.
Zenitra Zaphorah Lee (DOB 9/4/1997) and Jahki Jobahiah Forester (DOB 12/5/2021) were located at approximately 5:01 am on August 31, 2022, in Hager City, Wisconsin by the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office. Forester was found unharmed and is safe. Lee is awaiting extradition back to Minnesota.
“This matter is still under investigation, and we know that people have a lot of questions about this incident,” said Sheriff Luke Hennen. "Many of these questions will be addressed in the charging documents.”
No further information will be provided at this time.
8/30/2022 Press release:
On August 30, 2022, at approximately 12:38 pm, Scott County Sheriff’s Office 911 Dispatch received a report of a parental abduction of a child at the Scott County Government Center in Shakopee. It was found that 9-month-old Jahki Forester was removed from protective custody by Zenitra Lee, his non-custodial mother. Both were last seen leaving the Government Center on foot. Their destination or direction of travel is unknown.
MISSING CHILD DESCRIPTION:
JAHKI JOBAHIAH FORESTER
9 MONTHS OLD, DOB 12/5/2021
BLACK MALE WITH BLACK HAIR
LAST SEEN WEARING RED “MICKEY MOUSE” ONESIE AND RED PANTS
ZENITRA ZAPHORAH LEE (ALSO GOES BY THE NAME ZENITRA FORESTER)
25 YEARS OLD (DOB 9/4/1997)
BLACK FEMALE, 5’8” TALL, 142 LBS, BLACK HAIR, BROWN EYES
LAST SEEN WEARING A BLACK BANDANA, A GRAY HOODED SWEATSHIRT, BLACK PANTS, BLACK SHOES, CARRYING A “PATAGONIA” SHOULDER BAG
There is no known vehicle associated with this incident.
Zenitra Lee has known family and associates in the metro area.
The Scott County Sheriff’s Office is working with multiple local and state law enforcement agencies to locate these individuals. If you have seen or know the whereabouts of Jahki Forester and Zenitra Lee, please call the Scott County Sheriff’s Office at 952-496-8423 or dial 911.
Photo of suspect, Zenitra Lee, on 8-30-2022
Photo of Jahki Forester