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Danville Police locate 7-week-old baby in NC Amber Alert, parents taken into custody

Jupiter was released to Caswell County Child Protective Services

Two parents have been arrested by the Danville Police Department, bringing an end to an Amber Alert issued out of North Carolina.
Two parents have been arrested by the Danville Police Department, bringing an end to an Amber Alert issued out of North Carolina.

DANVILLE, Va.UPDATE

The Danville Police Department has shared additional information regarding the Amber Alert issued out of North Carolina Thursday night.

The Caswell County Sheriff’s Office issued an Amber Alert about a parental abduction of a 7-week-old baby girl, Jupiter Aria Caudle. She was in the custody of her parents 42-year-old Jody Caudle and 24-year-old Taylor Crawford.

Authorities reported they were last seen leaving the Travel Inn in Danville. That’s when Danville Police were called in and began working closely with the Caswell County Sheriff’s Office.

At about 7:18 p.m. Thursday, Danville Police located the parents in the 3000 block of West Main Street. Authorities said they found Jupiter safe and unharmed with the parents.

Both Caudle and Crawford were taken into custody on charges unrelated to the abduction. According to the Danville Police Department, both were charged with fugitive from justice.

According to Danville Police, Jupiter was released to Caswell County Child Protective Services.


ORIGINAL STORY

Authorities are asking for help in finding a 7-week-old baby girl from North Carolina who was last seen in Danville.

The Caswell County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Jupiter Aria Caudle who authorities say was abducted by 42-year-old Jody Caudle and 24-year-old Taylor Crawford.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, they were last seen leaving the Travel Inn in Danville in a red, newer model Ford Edge with Virginia license plate UKN-2520.

Jupiter is approximately 21 inches long and weighs about 11 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Caudle is described as a man with straight brown hair and brown eyes with tattoos all over both arms. He was last seen wearing a black jean jacket with black fur on the collar and black jeans. Authorities say he is 5 feet, 9 inches tall, and weighs about 172 pounds.

Crawford is described as a woman with brown straight hair that’s medium length and black eyes. She has a tattoo of a planet with the word “Jupiter,” but authorities did not disclose where on her body that tattoo is located. Authorities say she’s 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs about 120 pounds.

Authorities say their last known location was Pelham, North Carolina.

If you have any information on this abduction, please contact the Caswell County Sherriff’s Office at 336-694-2555 or call 911.


About the Author:

Nicole Del Rosario joined WSLS 10 in August 2020.