Police seek girl involved in apparent custody battle

Thursday July 19, 2012

PITTSFIELD -- City police are seeking the whereabouts of a 3-year-old girl believed to be caught in the middle of a custody battle.

Alexis Hodges is apparently with her mother Amanda Babcock and the woman's boyfriend, Jeffrey Kucka, Pittsfield detectives reported on Wednesday.

Police believe all three are still in the Berkshires as Babcock and Kucka have with ties to Williamstown, Lanesborough and Hancock. The couple is supposedly traveling in a green, 1994 Jeep Cherokee Sport with Massachusetts license plate , 5-8-8 E-E-3.

Police say the case involves a custody battle, but gave no other information regarding the nature of the custody dispute.

A relative of the biological father, Michael Hodges, claims in an email to The Eagle he was awarded full custody of Alexis and the girl was to be turned over to him a week ago.

Anyone with information regarding Alexis Hodges, Babcock and Kucka should contact the Pittsfield Police Department at (413) 448-9700.


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