Police are searching for two young kids who were taken by their father late Wednesday night. A 3-year-old and a 2-year-old girl are believed to be in imminent danger.
Illinois State Police and Markham Police Department are searching for Lynn Roby, 3, and Jordyn Washington, 2. Authorities believe they have been taken by their 46-year-old father, Lynn Washington.
According to Markham Police Chief Mack Sanders, Washington fatally shot his wife (the kid's mother), Lakisha Robie, 27. The shooting happened at 1.34 a.m. at a BP gas station at 167th and Pulaski.
Robie was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office pronounced her dead.
Since November 30, Washington has had a protection order and was prohibited from having any contact with the kids.
Washington is described as a 5-foot-9, 180-pound black man. He is reported to have tattoos on his neck, right arm, left arm, and chest. Washington and the children were last seen in a 2004 or 2005 Chevrolet Malibu or Impala.
Anyone with information on the children's or Washington's whereabouts, please call 9-1-1.