NYPD: Queens Mom Being Sought After Taking Her 8 Kids From Child Agency

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police in Queens are asking for help in finding a mother accused of abducting her eight children that she did not have custody of.

Authorities said the incident happened on Monday at around 4 p.m.

The mother, 28-year-old Shanel Nadal, is accused of taking the children after an authorized visit inside the Forestdale Child Agency at 67-35 112 St. in Forest Hills.

Earlier, authorities had referred to the incident as a “custodial interference.”

The children are between the ages of 11 months and 11 years old. All of the male children are named Nephra Payne, which is also the name of their biological father. They have different middle names.

Police said the suspect may be traveling with the 34-year-old father Nephra Payne in a black 1996 Chevrolet Suburban, New York plate #EXZ5896.

Furthermore, the New York State  Division of Criminal Justice Services has issued a “Missing Child Alert” for the children. The agency said that in addition to the Suburban, the mother and children could be traveling in a black 2003 Ford, 4-door sedan, NY Reg: ZDF6104 or a black Infiniti J30, NY Reg: ETK1598.

nephra payne NYPD: Queens Mom Being Sought After Taking Her 8 Kids From Child Agency

Nephra Payne (biological father) (credit: DCPI)

The missing children include:

Nephra Payne Male/11-year-old

Nephra Ceo Payne M/10

Nephra Shalee Payne M/6

Nephra Umeek Payne M/5

Nephra Yahmen Payne M/4

Nephra John Payne M/9

Nephra Rahsul Payne M/6

Nefertiti Payne F/11 Months

missing kids NYPD: Queens Mom Being Sought After Taking Her 8 Kids From Child Agency

(credit: DCPI)

The Administration for Children Services released a statement saying: “ACS and our foster care agency began working with the NYPD immediately after the mother absconded with the children from a visit at the foster care agency yesterday. Earlier today, we sought and received active warrants from the Manhattan Family Court for the arrest of both parents and for them to produce the children to the Court. We ask for the public’s assistance in locating the children, and appreciate any assistance that they can provide the NYPD.”

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

  • advocate

    Mom and dad rescued kids from foster care neglect

    • MP

      Oh yes, rescued them right into a life of poverty, crime, and uneducated ignorance. Bravo for them. @@

  • nate

    are you serious? but them white ppl on tv be having 18 kids and its ok right?

    • MP

      “Them white people on tv” be payin for they own kids by themselves, you fool. If someone isn’t relying on public welfare, then by all means, have as many damn kids as you want.

  • Sam

    There are not many places you can go with 8 kids. I am sure they will be caught very soon. Really, how does a mother kidnap 8 kids for a child services agency with no one knowing.

    • nate

      Harriet Tubman did what she had to do right!

      • Rolling eyes

        Nate your comments are really dumb. It’s sad that ppl like you have to make everything a white/black thing.

  • Abdominal Payne

    8 is nephra enough.

  • Shanel Nadal

    You can nephra have too many kids.

  • Jack Stamos

    lol, 8 kids, whoa thats a lot of food stamps and welfare.

  • LG

    8 future criminals…

  • Yeah ok

    Sounds like someone at the agency was not doing their job so now the kids were kidnapped. C.y.a at it’s best.

  • tnice

    Let hope the kids or ok and safe

  • the bread winner

    This is the move: mom can’t deal with her little tribe so grandma raises the off spring. Foster mom receives money/ food stamps/ medical and it goes on and on….she’s the bread winner. we are doomed.

  • RuRu

    I got this in an e-mail on NotifyNYC and thought it was a joke at first. 8 children all named Nephra Payne to a 28-year-old mother… how do I even begin to address this travesty. I feel really bad for the kids though.

  • satanbug

    this is my favorite story ever…are all the kids really named the same?!?

  • george W


  • momzilla

    UHHH…how does someone walk out with 8 CHILDREN??????

  • Sexual Chocolate

    She just “Walked Out” of a Child PROTECTIVE svcs. facility with 8 kids??? As usual, Great job NYC CPS!!!

  • DanTe

    Why are we interfering with natural selection? Leave her spawns to her. They’ll get rid of it for us.

  • Peter

    Article failed to mention that they are traveling with 4 other children from his previous relationship. Names are Cam,Sham,Royal and Au Bon Payne.

    • Rectal



    28 years old, 8 children….’NUFF SAID!

  • Huh

    Um…actually, I have no comment…

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