EAST ORANGE - East Orange police are searching for a 19-year-old mother and her 1-year-old son.
Officials say that Brustina Rodgers. of Elizabeth, was last seen leaving 238 North Munn Ave. with her son, Malachi Highsmith, at about 5:10 p.m. Friday.
They say Malachi is currently under the care of the Division of Child Protection and Permanency. Rodgers, who has supervised visits with her son, was not allowed to leave the facility unsupervised.
Rogers is described as 5 feet 4 inches tall, and 185 pounds. She was last seen wearing peach pants, a denim jacket, and a black backpack.
Malachi was last seen wearing a yellow shirt and blue jeans.
Officials say that Rodgers suffers from a mental illness and is without her medication at this time.
Anyone with information is asked to call the East Orange Police Department at 973-266-5000.