North Las Vegas Police ask for help to find missing 3-year-old

Zaela Walker hasn't been located since she was reported missing in August 2018 from her North Las Vegas home. (Photo courtesy North Las Vegas Police)

The pain of not knowing where 3-year-old Zaela Walker is just too much for her grandmother Carla Richardson.

Each day Zaela is gone, her heart slowly breaks.

"She can’t call me and say Nana come get sweet pea. She can’t tell me if they are not feeding her. She can’t tell me if they are not clothing her. It’s cold outside," Richardson said.

North Las Vegas Police are now asking for the public's help in finding the 3-year-old child who was reported missing along with her parents back in August.

Police said in a statement that officers responded on Saturday, Aug. 25, to a report of a missing child in the 4600 block of Mission Cantina Avenue.

Detectives learned the missing child, identified as Zaela Walker, was last seen with her parents, both 27, in North Las Vegas.

The names of all three were entered into a national database, the statement reads, and detectives learned that authorities in Houston area came into contact with the parents on Nov. 17.

The parents did not have Zalea, and they said they did not know about her whereabouts. The father, Rick Beasley, booked on an unrelated charge.

Richardson's world is not the same without her and she can't imagine how Zaela may be feeling right now.

"I don’t know where she is but when you have been taken out of your comfort zone as a child your parents are nowhere with you,what would you think," she said.

Zaela loves to dance and rushing to the door to give her grandma and grandpa a big hug after coming home from work.

"She would tell us all the time I miss you so much, I miss you so much, I just want Zae to know her Nana misses her so much," Richardson said.

A spokesperson for North Las Vegas Police said there are no charges against the parents in connection with Zaela's disappearance as of Friday, but the situation could change.

Police hope the parents left Zaela with someone they know in the Las Vegas area. Anyone with information is asked to contact NLVPD at (702) 633-9111.

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