Family of missing 6-year-old left Texas on international flight before Amber Alert issued
Police said the family of Noel Rodriguez-Alvarez, the missing 6-year-old boy with severe disabilities, would not cooperate with investigators and left the country without him on March 23, two days before an Amber Alert.news.yahoo.com
Young girl found dead in Hammond retention pond; authorities conferring in Illinois about missing Wheeling 1-year-old
ISP has been in contact with the Major Case Assistance team from Chicago, Fifield said, but it is too soon to speculate whether the little girl is Jaclyn “Angel” Dobbs, a 1-year-old girl whose mother, Ja’nya Murphy, was found dead in her Wheeling, Illinois, apartment Tuesday.chicagotribune.com
Little justice for child sex abuse victims in Indian Country
The convicted child rapist emerged from the tree line without warning, walked quickly past the elders who feared him and entered the Navajo home, where his 15-year-old daughter was feeding her pet rabbits. Ozzy Watchman Sr. was kidnapping his daughter for the second time in six months. Family members pleaded with tribal authorities to issue an Amber Alert, but it never came.news.yahoo.com
Amber Alert canceled after 8-month-old abducted as vehicle stolen in Dolton: state police
The Amber Alert was issued after Braiden was abducted just after 7:30 a.m. at 1320 Sibley Blvd., according to an Illinois State Police alert. Braiden was sitting in his car seat in the back of a black 2021 Kia when a Black male drove off, heading north on Lincoln Avenue.chicagotribune.com
Amber Alert canceled as police say one-year-old in Georgia was found safe
Authorities have issued an Amber Alert after an SUV was stolen in Georgia with a one-year-old still insideUPDATEAuthorities said that one-year-old Royalty Grisby has been found safe and is now back with her mother. Authorities have issued an Amber Alert after an SUV was stolen in Georgia with a one-year-old still inside, according to the DeKalb County Police Department. Police said two people stole a car around 2 a.m. as the driver was making a food delivery on Harvest Dale Court in Stone Mountain, and one-year-old Royalty was in the car. According to a press conference at around 9:30 a.m. Thursday, the car has been found but Royalty is still missing.
Henry County abduction solved though investigators say more children may be involved
HENRY COUNTY, VA. – The Texas man accused of traveling to Henry County to abduct a 12-year-old girl remains in jail Monday after law enforcement worked for 36 hours to bring her home. With help from the FBI and other agencies, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office was able to track an electronic device to break the case. In the hours following his capture, Henry County Sheriff Lane Perry said they were working to determine if Merritt was communicating with more underage girls. Investigators now believe that Merritt was in communication with at least one other Henry County girl and another department somewhere else in the country is also looking for information about Merritt. The Henry County Sheriff’s Office seized some electronic devices from Merritt the day before he fled town with the girl.
WATCH: Sheriff’s Office to give update after 12-year-old Henry County girl found safe
The Henry County Sheriff’s Office held another news conference at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday to release more information about the abduction of Allie Broadaway. Virginia State Police canceled the Amber Alert issued out for her disappearance around 7:32 p.m. as authorities said the Henry County girl was safely located. The Sheriff’s Office said the child abduction suspect, 21-year-old Kaleb Merritt, is in custody. Broadaway had been reported missing at 1:45 p.m. on Friday by her family.
WATCH: Sheriff’s Office to give update on Amber Alert issued for 12-year-old Henry County girl
The Henry County Sheriff’s Office will be holding a news conference at 3 p.m. on Saturday to release information about the abduction of Allie Broadaway. The 4-foot-11-inch-tall 12-year-old Henry County girl was reported missing by her family at about 1:45 p.m. Friday at 2373 Reed Creek Drive in Bassett. Authorities believe she was abducted by a 21-year-old man from Texas, Kaleb Christopher Merritt. Police believe he’s possibly driving a 2000 light green Mercury Grand Marquis with Texas plate DMP-2294. Full Screen Full Screen 1 / 7 Kaleb MerrittAnyone with information is asked to contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 276-638-8751.
Amber Alert canceled after 12-year-old Henry County girl found safe, child abduction suspect in custody
9:10 p.m. Saturday UpdateThe Henry County Sheriff’s Office released more information into the child abduction investigation of 12-year-old Allie Broadaway. Kaleb Merritt is a suspect in the abduction of a Henry County girl (Henderson Police Dept.) 7:43 p.m. Saturday UpdateVirginia State Police has canceled the Amber Alert made for 12-year-old Allie Broadaway, per the Henry County Sheriff’s Office. Henry County Sheriff Lane Perry will be holding another press conference at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 276-638-8751.
Kidnapped 10-year-old Louisiana girl saved thanks to two sanitation workers
– A 10-year-old girl kidnapped taken from her Louisiana neighborhood Sunday is back with her family thanks to the quick actions of two sanitation workers, according to KLAF. Early that afternoon, Jalisa Lasalle’s family reported her missing. Soon after, sanitation workers Dion Merrick and Brandon Antoine spotted a car matching that description parked in a field along their route. The two workers used their truck to block the vehicle’s exit, called 911, and within minutes officers arrived. “When they grabbed the little girl out of the car, when the cop took the little girl out of the car, I am not exactly sure what she said, but it sounded like she said ‘I thank y’all’ and from there I just started crying,” said Antoine.
Amber Alert canceled as police say 3-month-old Newport News boy was found safely
UPDATEAuthorities said 3-month-old Jiraiya Sage Cherry was located safely. ORIGINAL STORYAuthorities have issued an Ambert Alert for a 3-month-old baby boy in Newport News. Police said he was last seen wearing a red-and-white striped onesie with blue pants. She was last seen wearing a black face mask and black jacket and was last seen driving a silver four-door sedan with Virginia tags. Anyone with information about where Jiraiya may be is asked to contact the Newport News Police Department 757-247-2500.
Not child’s play: Chucky doll featured in errant Amber Alert
SAN ANTONIO – Rest assured, “Chucky” is not on the loose. The Texas Department of Public Safety has apologized after mistakenly issuing an Amber Alert that said the killer doll featured in the 1988 horror film “Child's Play” was a suspect in the kidnapping of his 5-year-old son, Glen Ray, who was featured in “Seed of Chucky.”The emergency alert described Chucky as a 3-foot, 1-inch-tall (0.9-meter-tall) doll wearing “blue denim overalls with multi-colored striped long sleeve shirt wielding a huge kitchen knife.”The alert was mistakenly sent out three times last week to Amber Alert subscribers. The agency said it was a test malfunction.
Three-month-old abducted out of Chesapeake found safe, police say
Authorities have issued an Amber Alert for a 3-month-old out of ChesapeakeUPDATEThree-month-old Vanessa Dasilva has been found safe, according to the Chesapeake Police Department. The Amber Alert has been canceled. ORIGINAL STORYAuthorities have issued an Amber Alert for a three-month-old they say is believed to be in extreme danger. Vanessa Dasilva was last seen at 3408 Western Branch Boulevard in Chesapeake at about 6:20 a.m. Wednesday, according to Virginia State Police. State Police say they believe she was abducted by a man last seen driving a 2017 Grey Hyundai Tuscon with license plate number VXX-1085.
Amber Alert for Charlottesville five-year-old boy canceled
5-year-old Bricen Kent Mwanawabene is believed to be in “extreme danger,” according to Virginia State Police. 5-year-old Bricen Kent Mwanawabene is believed to be in “extreme danger,” according to Virginia State Police. Gage has black hair, brown eyes, and is five feet, four inches tall, weighing about 250 pounds. Bricen has black hair, brown eyes, and is about three feet tall, weighing roughly 45 pounds. He was last seen wearing a grey long-sleeve shirt, blue jeans, blue coat, blue hat, and black and green light-up shoes.
Amber Alert for baby abducted out of Louisa County canceled
UPDATEA baby that was reported missing out of Louisa County is home safe and the abductor is in custody, according to Virginia State Police. The Amber Alert originally issued for Killian Briers was canceled around 5:45 a.m. Wednesday. ORIGINAL STORYAuthorities are searching for a baby who was abducted out of Louisa County, according to Virginia State Police. Police said Lauren Lloyd abducted 7-month-old Killian Briers on Sunday. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office at 540-967-1234 or Virginia State Police at 1-800-822-4453.
A 1-year-old disappeared when his mother and uncle were killed in Riverdale. Now police are searching for the child’s father.
With the help of Illinois State Police, Riverdale police on Friday issued a statewide Amber Alert when K’marion Hebron was abducted “in the early morning hours,” according to a social media post from Riverdale police. Around 5 p.m., however, the missing child was dropped off at a police station and the alert was called off — although it wasn’t clear where or how the child was left, or whether there is surveillance footage from that police station that could aid the investigation.chicagotribune.com
Boy reported missing after minivan stolen in Bridgeview found safe in Chicago, police say
An Amber Alert was issued and the vehicle was spotted at 26th and California in Chicago, police said, but it was not clear if the boy was inside. Bridgeview Police Cmdr. David Case said the car was later seen about 7 p.m. in Marquette Park area when a plate reader pinged the license plate.chicagotribune.com
AMBER Alert for 17-year-old Virginia girl canceled
STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. UPDATEAuthorities have canceled the AMER Alert for Selena Jahnyrah Fernandez. ORIGINAL STORYAuthorities have issued an AMBER Alert for a missing 17-year-old girl they believe is in extreme danger. According to police, Selena Jahnyrah Fernandez was last seen on Wednesday at 2142 Jefferson Davis Highway in Stafford County. Police say that they believe she was abducted by Rodney Richards. Authorities say Rodney Richards abducted a 17-year-old girl (Virginia State Police)Authorities described Richards as a 51 man with black hair and brown eyes who weighs around 230 pounds.
Amber Alert canceled, Newport News 4-year-old safely located
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – UPDATEThe Newport News Police Department is reporting that Autumn Williams has been safely located and Eliejah Chalid Hasani Williams is in police custody. State police have canceled the Amber Alert. ORIGINAL STORYState police have issued an Amber Alert Wednesday night for a missing 4-year-old they say is in “extreme danger.”Autumn Williams was abducted just after 6 p.m. from Newport News, according to Virginia State Police. State police believe Autumn was abducted by Eliejah Chalid Hasani Williams, who they describe as a Black male with brown hair and brown eyes who is 6 feet tall and weighs about 170 pounds. Williams was last seen driving a 2000 silver Nissan Xterra with Virginia tags “VGK-5046.”State police said Autumn was last seen wearing a blue Frozen princess gown.
Amber Alert canceled as abducted Virginia 3-year-old found safely, police say
HARRISONBURG, Va. – Virginia State Police have canceled the Amber Alert issued for a 3-year-old girl on Monday. An Amber Alert has been issued for a 3-year-old girl that authorities believe was abducted out of Harrisonburg, according to Virginia State Police. Authorities say they believe the toddler, Brianna Reyes-Cordoza, is in extreme danger. She is described as being 3 feet tall, weighing 36 pounds and was last seen wearing a red short sleeve shirt with Minnie Mouse on the front, pink shorts and pink sandals. Authorities say he has black hair, brown eyes, 5 feet, 6 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds and wearing a white t-shirt, black pants and a dark-colored beanie.
3 Roanoke County children at center of Amber Alert found safely; mother, father in custody
ROANOKE, Va. – LATESTThe search for three missing Roanoke County kids ended on Wednesday when Cameron, Emma and Colin Allison were all found safe. “The children have been turned over to South Carolina authorities who will coordinate with the Roanoke County Department of Social Services to get them safely returned,” Roanoke County Police Chief Howard Hall said. The search for Roanoke County three kids at the center of an Amber Alert continues. When the parents were called, they would not cooperate, according to Roanoke County Police Chief Howard Hall. Possible abductor (Roanoke County Police)May be in company of children (Roanoke County Police)For further information contact the Roanoke County Police Department at 540-777-8798, 540-777-8799 or the Virginia State Police at #77.
Investigators believe to have found body of missing girl
Blountsville, TN – The search for a missing Tennessee toddler has come to a tragic end. The tweet said an autopsy is pending and the investigation remains ongoing. It did not reveal where the child's remains were found. Evelyn’s grandmother, Angela Boswell, 42, is also facing charges in connection with the child’s disappearance. Angela Boswell and her boyfriend, William McCloud, 33, were both sought for questioning.
Missing toddler Evelyn Boswell’s mom taken into custody as search continues
SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tn. – The mother of a missing Tennessee baby is in custody, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. 21-year-old Megan “Maggie” Boswell is charged with false reporting, according to the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office. Mom of missing Tennessee toddler: ‘They just kind of disappeared’Evelyn’s grandmother, Angela Boswell, 42, is also facing charges in connection with the child’s disappearance. Angela Boswell and her boyfriend, William McCloud, 33, were both sought for questioning.
Authorities searching for missing Tennessee 15-month-old
SULLIVAN COUNTY, Va. – Tennessee authorities are searching for a missing toddler who hasn’t been seen by some of her family members for around two months. According to the Tennessee Burea of Investigation, 15-month-old Evelyn was last seen on Dec. 26, 2019 and was not reported missing until Feb. 18. Some family members told authorities they hadn’t seen her since the end of November 2019. Authorities say no piece of information is insignificant in this investigation. We have several others we will be speaking with as well, and we’ve also been receiving some leads we’ve been following up on... We want to know why the child was not reported missing earlier."
Missing Arkansas 6-year-old boy found safe, ‘armed and dangerous’ man arrested
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas – The 6-year-old boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert has been found safe. The suspect, 33-year-old Napolean Haire, is in custody, according to The Arkansas Department of Corrections. ORIGINAL STORYAuthorities have issued an Amber Alert for a 6-year-old boy last seen Friday morning. Julian Boyd, who lives in North Little Rock, Arkansas, was last seen at 6 a.m. Police believe he may be with 33-year-old Napolean Haire, who they consider armed and dangerous.
Amber Alert canceled for missing Virginia teen after she's located safely
LOUISA COUNTY, Va. - UPDATEThe Amber Alert has been canceled and Isabel Hicks has been located safely in Virginia. Bruce Lynch was taken into custody, according to the Virginia State Police. ORIGINAL STORYThe search continues for a missing Virginia teen at the center of an Amber Alert. Louisa County Sheriff's Office Left to right: Bruce Lynch and Isabel Hicks, Isabel and a vehicle similar to the suspect's vehicle. Virginia State Police Newly released photo of Isabel HicksCopyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.
Girl at center of Amber Alert may be in southern West Virginia
BUMPASS, Va. (WPXI) - Authorities have issued an Amber Alert for a missing 14-year-old girl from Virginia. Isabel Hicks was last seen early Monday at her home in Bumpass, Virginia, authorities said. On Sunday, authorities in Logan County, West Virginia said she may be in the area of southern West Virginia. AMBER ALERT-Isabel Shae Hicks (Possible location Logan County, WV or Cabell County, WV) The Logan County Sheriffs... Posted by Logan County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, October 27, 2019On Wednesday, the FBI said Hicks is believed to be with a man who might be armed and dangerous. WPXIIf either Lynch or Hicks are spotted, people are urged to not approach them and contact law enforcement immediately.
Why it took more than 4 days to issue an Amber Alert for a missing Virginia teenage girl
LOUISA COUNTY, Va. - A Louisa County 14-year-old girl was last seen at 1 a.m. Monday, but it wasn't until shortly before 6 p.m. Friday that an Amber Alert was issued for Isabel Hicks. Why wasn't the Amber Alert issued sooner? Virginia State Police say they've been in contact with the Louisa County Sheriff's Office since Isabel went missing but says that all mandatory criteria for an Amber Alert were not met until Friday. When I reached out to the Sheriff's Office, I learned that the Sheriff's Office was finally able to obtain an abduction warrant on Lynch, which allowed the green light for the Amber Alert. The Sheriff's Office didn't explain why there was a holdup in obtaining this warrant.
Reward increases in disappearance of Alabama 3-year-old
Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney, 3, was last seen at a birthday party in Birmingham, Alabama. Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney vanished Saturday night from a birthday party in the Birmingham housing complex where her family lives. The chief also announced an increase in the reward for information that helps police solve the case to $20,000. The reward is offered by Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama and is separate from a $5,000 reward offered by Alabama Gov. The members of the Jefferson County Commission then each gave $1,600 from their discretionary funds to add an additional $8,000 to Crime Stoppers' reward, bringing the total offering to $33,000.
Amber Alert issued for a 3-year-old girl abducted in Alabama
Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney, 3, was last seen at a birthday party in Birmingham, Alabama. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A person of interest is in custody after an Amber Alert was issued for a 3-year-old girl who was last seen at a birthday party in Birmingham, Alabama, police said Sunday. Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney was last seen Saturday, said Sgt. She is believed to be in extreme danger and may have been abducted by a man and woman, according to the Amber Alert. Kamille is 3 feet tall, weighs 60 pounds and has brown eyes and black hair, according to the Amber Alert.
$20,000 reward offered in New Jersey possible abduction case
Dulce Maria Alavez was last seen on Monday at a Bridgeton, New Jersey, city park. (CNN) - A $20,000 reward has been offered for Dulce Maria Alavez, 5, who authorities say may have been abducted Monday from a playground in New Jersey. Dulce Maria Alavez, may have been taken by a light-skinned, possibly Hispanic male, the Bridgeton Police department said Tuesday in announcing an Amber Alert. The FBI contributed $5,000 toward the reward for information leading to Dulce or the identification of someone involved in her disappearance. The Cumberland County Prosecutor's office offered another $5,000, and the Newfield National Bank is contributing $10,000 to the reward, officials said.
Man at center of 2018 Amber Alert in Danville pleads guilty to federal crime
DANVILLE, Va. - The Danville man who previously pleaded guilty to kidnapping his own daughter, which triggered an Amber Alert in 2018, entered a guilty plea in federal court Tuesday. Carl Ray Kennedy pleaded guilty to an interstate violation of a protection order. What led to an Amber Alert, alleged kidnapping of 7-month-old Emma Grace KennedyOn June 3, 2018, Kennedy kidnapped his then-7-month-old daughter, Emma, from a Danville gas station. The two were found two days later in North Carolina, where Kennedy was arrested and Emma was found safe. Kennedy is scheduled to be sentenced in the federal case against him Jan. 7, 2020.
Amber Alert issued for 5-year-old New Jersey girl
Dulce Maria Alavez was last seen on Monday at a Bridgeton, New Jersey, city park. (CNN) - New Jersey officials issued a statewide Amber Alert for a missing 5-year-old girl who authorities say may have been abducted from a playground on Monday. Officers responded to the Bridgeton city park's ball fields and playground area for a report of a missing child at about 4:50 p.m. Monday. Bridgeton Police Chief Michael Gaimari issued the Amber Alert after interviewing and re-interviewing people who were in Bridgeton's city park near the ball fields on Monday afternoon. Police said to call 1-800-CALL-FBI with tips or information about the Amber Alert.
Amber alert canceled as 1-year-old boy found safe, abductor remains missing
HIGH POINT, N.C. - An Amber Alert issued early Monday morning has since been canceled after a missing 1-year-old boy was found safe, according to WXII. Police say Legend Masir Goodwine was inside a gold Acura TL that was stolen late Sunday night in High Point, North Carolina, triggering the Amber Alert. WXII reports that both Legend and the vehicle were found Monday morning in Davidson County by sheriff's deputies. Authorities are still searching for the abductor, who was described as 6 feet tall and weighing 165 pounds. Copyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.
Amber Alert issued for 4-month-old North Carolina girl reportedly abducted from day care by mother
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - North Carolina authorities have issued an Amber Alert after a 4-month-old was abducted from a day care center Monday afternoon, according to WCNC. The Bladen County Sheriff's Office told the NBC affiliate that Lonnisha Renee Askew was taken from the day care by her 22-year-old mother, Juanita Renee Askew, who is reportedly the noncustodial parent of Lonnisha. Authorities say she should be considered dangerous and that she has violent tendencies. Deputies say Askew went to the day care and took Lonnisha before leaving, but she is not allowed to have unsupervised visits with the child. Authorities say she requires special foods due to a birth defect.