Chesterfield Police look for woman allegedly abusing her infant on social media

CHESTERFIELD — County police are looking for a woman and her infant child believed to be in a video depicting child abuse that was circulated on social media.

Chesterfield Police released this photo of an infant reportedly being violently shaken by his mother. The incident was captured on video, and police said the video was circulated on social media.

According to a police report, a video of 20-year-old Astrid Sanchez Diaz allegedly shaking her son violently while arguing with and threatening the child’s father popped up on social media around 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Authorities were alerted to the video, and officers were sent to the residence to check on the child’s welfare, but neither the mother nor the child were found.

Anyone who may know the whereabouts of Sanchez Diaz or the baby is asked to contact Chesterfield Police at (804) 748-1251 immediately.

Bill Atkinson (he/him/his) is daily news coach for USA TODAY’s Southeast Region-Unified Central, which includes Virginia, West Virginia and central North Carolina. He is based in Petersburg, Virginia. Reach him at [email protected]

This article originally appeared on The Progress-Index: Chesterfield Police allege woman shook baby on social-media video