PALMDALE (CNS) - Palmdale sheriff's detectives sought the public's help tonight in finding a 10-year-old boy abducted by his mother outside a foster home in Palmdale.

Matisse Murphy was taken from the home at on Monday according to Deputy Jodi Wolfe of the sheriff's Palmdale Station. He is described as a black, about 4 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 80 pounds.

His mother, Nisshawn Murphy, 39, was ordered by the court to relinquish her parental rights due to several criminal convictions. She is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 145 pounds.

Wolfe said cellphone records show that Nisshawn had made several trips to the AntelopeValley from South Los Angeles in a white four-door Ford Explorer with side steps and the California license plate 6VZX199.

Anyone with information about either's whereabouts was asked to call the sheriff's Palmdale Station at (661) 272-2500 or (661) 272-2477.