A couple accused of kidnapping their severely malnourished son from a Salt Lake hospital last weekend were sighted in Cheyenne, Wyo., prompting federal agents to focus their search on that area.
FBI spokesman Craig Phillippe said Christopher and Kyndra Fink were "absolutely" seen in Cheyenne this week."It was definitely them," Phillippe said. "We are taking all steps necessary in response."
Authorities worry if the Finks aren't found soon that their 20-month old son, David, will die.
The boy had been fed a diet of lettuce and watermelon to keep him "pure" because the Finks believe he is a prophet. He weighed 16 pounds.
Phillippe said the concern over the child's declining health prompted federal authorities to offer a $20,000 reward for apprehension of the couple and David's safe return.
The agency has also established a toll-free number for the public to call if there is a sighting or if there is information that would help agents in their search. The number is 1-800-796-7225.
On Saturday, the Finks took David from the Primary Children's Medical Center, where the boy had been in the protective custody of the Division of Child and Family Services.
His aunt, Michelle Bennett, took the child to the hospital for treatment after she wound up caring for him. The agency planned to put the boy in foster care until a judge could determine the best home for him.