Missing 3-year-old Gwinnett County girl Max Clendenin returned safely

Update: The Gwinnett County Police Department made contact with Max’s mother, Magdaline Geffrard, by telephone during the morning hours of June 26. Geffrard was determined to have possession of Max and she agreed to meet with officers to safely return her. 

At about 1:30 p.m. Max was returned to her father safely. 

No charges are expected to be filed at this time.

The original story is below.


The Gwinnett County Police Department is searching for 3-year-old female Max Clendenin. 

Clendenin was last seen by her father on June 25 at about 3:20 p.m. while they were playing in the front yard of their home.

Police say her father stepped into the home for just a moment, and upon returning to the yard he discovered Max was missing.  

At this time, police say they believe Max’s mother, Magdaline Geffrard, may have taken Max from her lawful home. 

Geffrard was last known to drive a 2008 – 2013 Gray Chevrolet Malibu which was missing a license plate and a passenger side front hub cap. 

According to the Gwinnett County Police Department, no charges have been filed and the parties involved are concerned for the child’s well-being.

If anyone has any information to share in this case, please contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300.  To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.stopcrimeATL.com.  Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. 

Case Number:  GP220051890

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