NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (WHDH) — State police are asking for the public’s help in searching for a missing and endangered baby and his 15-year-old mother.

State police said at 2:25 a.m. Monday, Shantel Van Voorhis took her 4-month-old son, Jacob Van Voorhis, from DARE Family Services where they were both residing. Police said Van Voorhis left Jacob’s diaper bag and ear infection medication behind. It is unknown if Jacob is in a baby seat.

Van Voorhis has ties to Holyoke and Springfield. Police said she may be in the company of Jonathan Heridia, who may be driving a gray 1998 Honda CRV with Massachusetts license plates 4ZN892. The vehicle was seen earlier Monday near DARE Family Services.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call the Newburyport Police Department at 978-462-4411.

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