Amber Alert Issued in Los Angeles, CA for 4 Missing Boyle Heights Children (One year Old Twins Janet & Veronica Felix, Justin Felix, 5, and Enrique Felix, 7) … Parents Enrique Felix and Rosa Chairez Sought in Adduction (Update: 4 Children Found Near US-Mexico Border, Parents Remain at Large)
An AMBER Alert was issued at 5 am Saturday in Los Angeles, California for 4 missing Boyle Heights children kidnapped by their mother, Rosa Chairez, and father, Enrique Felix, from their maternal grandmother’s home. The children’s names are, one year old twin girls, Janet and Veronica Felix, 5 year old Justin Feliz and 7 year old Enrique Felix. The children were first reported missing Friday, March 14, 2014 around 12:30 p.m., after Rosa Chairez and Enrique Felix took them by force. The vehicle used in the abduction was a dark-colored PT Cruiser that was missing the right rear hubcap and had paper license plates. Previously, the Department of Children and Family Services had removed the children from their biological parents and placed them in protective custody with the grandmother.
Police believe that the parents may be headed to San Diego, CA or Mexico.
Click on pic to watch VIDEO – Above, Parents Enrique Felix and Rosa Chairez, Justin Felix, 5, and Enrique Felix, 7
An Amber Alert was issued early Saturday morning after four children were reported missing from their maternal grandmother’s home in Boyle Heights, authorities said.
The children were first reported missing Friday around 12:30 p.m., after their mother, Rosa Chairez, and father, Enrique Felix, took them, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The California Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert around 5 a.m. Saturday.
Description of kidnapping suspects.
Enrique Felix, 28, was described as Hispanic with black hair, brown eyes, standing 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing around 220 pounds. Felix was reported to be physically violent towards Rosa Chairez and their children, police said.
Rosa Chairez has red hair and brown eyes. She is 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs around 150 pounds.
One Year Old Twins Janet and Veronica Felix (Credit: LAPD)
Description of missing children.
Janet Felix, 1, black hair, brown eyes, 2 feet tall, approximately 20 pounds.
Veronica Felix, 1, black hair, brown eyes, 2 feet tall, approximately 20 pounds.
Justin Felix, 5, black hair, brown eyes, 3 feet tall approximately 50 pounds.
Enrique Felix, 7, brown hair, brown eyes, 4 feet tall approximately 70 pounds.
Four Southern California children allegedly taken by force from their grandmother’s home by their non-custodial parents were located near the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday morning, bringing an end to the Amber Alert issued by authorities for the children.
Officials deactivated the Amber Alert and said the children were found safe at around 10:15 a.m. They were turned over to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer at the San Ysidro Port of Entry near San Diego.
The children’s parents, however, remained at large and may have possibly crossed the border into Mexico, according to officials.
Anyone with information was asked to contact LAPD Hollenbeck Detectives at (323) 342-8900. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).
2 year old Myra Lewis has been missing since Saturday, March 1, 2014. Myra Lewis was last seen at her parents’ home on Mount Pilgrim Road in Camden, Mississippi. As per WLBT, Ericka Lewis, the child’s mother, said she last saw Myra when leaving to go to the grocery store. Myra and her sister were outside playing, and Ericka Lewis told them to go inside. The mother saw Myra walk back into the house with her sister, where the children’s father was. Myra Lewis has not been seen or heard from since.
Missing 2 Year Old Myra Lewis
The missing persons case is being treated as an abduction by the authorities and the FBI has has offered a $20,000 reward for the return of the missing toddler. Daniel McMullen, the FBI special agent in charge stated, “We are confident that information will be uncovered which will lead to Myra’s return, and we continue to solicit the public’s assistance in locating this little girl.”
Authorities hope she’s still alive, and are offering a $20,000 reward for her return.
Myra Lewis was reported missing by her family on March 1 after playing with her sister outside their home in Camden, the FBI said.
She was last seen about 11 a.m. the same day wearing white or khaki pants, a turquoise sweater adorned with a bear, and pink tennis shoes. Myra is 37 inches tall and weighs 27 pounds.
UPDATE I: Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker said he believes Myra is alive, but said the investigation has moved from a search to an investigation.
Tucker also held a news conference Sunday, which was attended by a large group of Myra’s family.
“We feel confident that Myra’s somewhere in the area,” Tucker said.
Tucker said the investigation is still that of a missing child rather than an abduction, but Tucker said everyone who came in contact with Myra the day she went missing is a suspect — even Myra’s mother, Erika Lewis.
AMBER ALERT Issued for 11 Year Old Caitlyn Marie Virts Missing Since 3/6/14 in Dundalk, MD (Update: Maryland Girl F Safe in Florence, SC … Timothy Howard Virts Arrested)
An AMBER ALERT was issued for 11 year old Caitlyn Marie Virts who had been missing sunce Thursday, March 6, 2014 in Dundalk, MD. Caitlyn was last seen in the 3100 block of Ardee Way in Dundalk at approximately 7 a.m. Thursday.When police arrived to the home of the missing girl after some one in the home had reported a cardiac arrest, they found Caitlyn’s mother, 36 year old Bobbie Jo Cortez, deceased in her bedroom. Police believe Caitlyn was abducted by her father, Timothy Howard Virts, who police said was not supposed to have contact with her. An arrest warrant had been issued for Timothy Howard Virts in connection with her death.
The 11 year old Maryland girl is said to be traveling with her father, 38 year old Timothy Howard Virts, and believed to be driving a lack 1999 Dodge Durango with Maryland license plates 5AJ4458.
Caitlyn Marie Virts
An Amber Alert has been issued by the Maryland State Police in reference to an 11-year-old female missing from the Dundalk area and Baltimore County police say she is connected to a homicide investigation.
Caitlyn Marie Virts was last seen in the 3100 block of Ardee Way in Dundalk at approximately 7 a.m. Thursday. She is described as a white female, 5 feet tall, 80 pounds, and possibly wearing glasses. It is unknown what she might be wearing.
Caitlyn is believed to be with her father, Timothy Howard Virts. He is described as a 38-year-old white male, 6-foot-3 and 280 pounds. He should be driving a black 1999 Dodge Durango with Maryland license plates 5AJ4458.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-887-7320 or 911.
Cortez’s death is being investigated as a homicide. Police said Friday that Cortez died as a result of sharp force injury and that she had multiple cut wounds to her upper body. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday for her official cause of death.
Detectives have confirmed that Cortez was alive Wednesday and that she lived at the house with three children — Caitlyn, her twin sister and a boy — and two adults whose relationships with the victim have not been verified.
“The (other) children are safe and in custody of family members at an undisclosed location,” Baltimore County police spokeswoman Elise Armacost said.
Police said they believe the children and the two other adults were in the house when Cortez was killed, Armacost said Friday.
Timothy Virts Arrested
UPDATE III: Caitlyn Marie Virts found safe in Florence, SC … Timothy Howard Virts Arrested.
The Baltimore County girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert has been located, authorities said Friday night.
“We found her,” the Baltimore County police said of the 11-year-old girl, Caitlyn Marie Virts.
She was found unharmed in a motel in Florence, S.C., the police said. Also found there was the man the FBI said was her father, Timothy Howard Virts.
An arrest warrant had been issued for the father, in connection with the death of her mother, Bobbie Jo Cortez, 36, of Dundalk, Md., the county police said earlier.
The girl was found unharmed, according to a statement by the Baltimore County Police Department.
“Detectives will be traveling to South Carolina as soon as possible to continue the investigation,” said Corp. John Wachter in a statement.
#Virts is in police custody and will be returned to Maryland “pending an extradition process,” the statement said. Police hope to return the girl home as soon as possible.
Amber Alert Issued for 2 Year Old Myra Lewis Missing Since 3/1/14 in Camden, MS (Update: Case Now Considered an Abduction)(Update: FBI Joins Search)
An Amber Alert has been issued in Madison County for 2 year old Myra Lewis who has been missing since around 10 a.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014. Myra Lewis was last seen at her parents’ home on Mount Pilgrim Road in Camden, Mississippi. As per WLBT, Ericka Lewis, the child’s mother, said she last saw Myra when leaving to go to the grocery store. Myra and her sister were outside playing, and Ericka Lewis told them to go inside. She saw her walk back into the house with her sister, where the children’s father was. The missing toddler’s mother and father have been questioned about the disappearance, but authorities state that is standard procedure and they are not considered suspects or persons-of-interest.
- Lewis described the toddler as 34″ tall and weighs about 25 pounds.
- Lewis said the little girl was last seen wearing a turquoise sweater with a black bear on the front and khaki pants with pink shinny shoes (tennis) with glitter on them.
- Lewis said sometimes little Myra sucks her thumb upside down.
The following is the AMBER ALERT from the Mississippi Highway Patrol:
THE MISSISSIPPI HIGHWAY PATROL IS ISSUING AN AMBER ALERT FOR TWO-YEAR-OLD MYRA LEWIS. SHE WAS LAST SEEN SATURDAY MORNING JUST AFTER 11 AT HER HOME IN CAMDEN IN NORTHERN MADISON COUNTY. SHE WAS LAST SEEN WEARING A TURQUOISE SWEATER WITH A BEAR ON THE FRONT, OFF-WHITE OR KHAKI PANTS AND PINK TENNIS SHOES. SHE IS DESCRIBED AS 34 INCHES TALL, WEIGHING 27 POUNDS. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION REGARDING THE WHEREABOUTS OF MYRA LEWIS, CALL 855-642-5378.
Sunday evening the Mississippi Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert for two-year-old Myra Lewis of Camden.
Multiple agencies are searching for a missing two-year-old, who went missing Saturday morning.
Metro One is assisting in the search for the missing toddler.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Department, Madison and Ridgeland police and fire departments, Rankin County, Hinds County and Rankin and Madison Emergency Management are all cooperating in the search.
We are being told that the missing Madison County toddler case is now being treated as an abduction.
On Sunday evening the Mississippi Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert for two-year-old Myra Lewis of Camden.
Multiple agencies were searching for the missing 2-year-old, who was last seen Saturday morning.
Metro One was also assisting in the search for the missing toddler on Sunday.
The search was called off Monday after the case classification changed.
The FBI has joined the search for a missing Madison County toddler, and authorities say they’re still not sure what happened to her.
Police began looking for 2-year-old Myra Lewis on Saturday afternoon after family members realized she was missing. She may have been gone from her rural Camden home for hours by that time.
“Until we can prove or disprove one or the other, we’ve still got to consider every possibility. She may have wandered off or been abducted, we just don’t know what (happened) at this point,” he said.
If you have any information on Myra’s whereabouts, please call 855-642-5378.
Amber Alert Issued for 15 Year Old Nomei Velazquez Missing Since 2/24/14 in Nacogdoches, TX … Abducted by Juan Fabian Arenas Delacruz (Update: Nomei Velazquez, Suspect Arrested)
An AMBER ALERT has been issued for 15 year old Nomei Velazquez, who has been missing since February 24, 2014 in Nacogdoches, Texas. The sheriff’s office reported that Velazquez went missing Monday after being last seen leaving school on foot. She reportedly didn’t return home. The Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office issued the alert as authorities believe that Juan Fabian Arenas Delacruz is suspected of abducting Velazquez and might be traveling northbound on I-35. They could be be traveling in a 2004 silver Volkswagen Passat with Texas plate: DF7T507.
Left to Right, Nomei Velazquez Juan - Fabian Arenas Delacruz
Velazquez is 4 feet and 11 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a white shirt, blue jeans, black tennis shoes, glasses and was carrying a brown purse. She also goes by the nickname ‘Mimi.’
The man suspected of taking her is Juan Fabian Arenas Delacruz. He may be traveling in a 2004 silver Volkswagen Passat with Texas plate: DF7T507. He’s described as 5 feet and 11 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds. He also has facial hair.
UPDATE I: Someone reported seeing the vehicle in the Kansas City area at about 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Another citizen reported seeing the car around 5:15 Wednesday morning between Ottawa and Emporia, Kan.
Anyone with information about them should call 911 or the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at 800-572-7463.
A Texas teenager who Tuesday night was the subject of an Amber Alert in Kansas was found safe late Wednesday afternoon in Lubbock, Texas after her suspected abductor was placed into custody on the campus of Texas Tech University, authorities said via social media.
Officials on Wednesday morning canceled the Amber Alert in Kansas for Nomei Velazquez, 15, after learning a cellphone ping that placed her near Lenexa was read incorrectly.
She later was located in Lubbock after authorities took her suspected abductor, Fabian Arenas Delacruz, 28, into custody, according to the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office page on Facebook. Delacruz was found working at a job site on the campus of Texas Tech. Authorities shortly afterward tracked down Velazquez, who was in a nearby motel room, and deemed her to be safe.
AMBER ALERT Issued in MO, OK, KS for Missing 10 Year Old Hailey Owens Kidnapped 2/18/14 in Springfield, Missouri (VIDEO) (Update: Suspect in Custody, Arrested on Kidnapping Charges)(Update: Hailey’s Body Found, Child Deceased)(Update: Craig Michael Wood Arrested Suspect, From Springfield, MO MAP)(Update: Wood Charged with First Degree Murder)
An AMBER ALERT has been issued for 10 year old Hailey Owens who has been missing since Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in Springfield, Missouri. Hailey was grabbed in front of her own home in broad day light. The child abduction occurred around 4:50 p.m. on W. Lombard when Hailey Owens was approached by an unknown person and pulled into his vehicle. Police have described the kidnapper as a white male between the ages of 45 and 55, driving a gold 2008 Ford Ranger pickup with Missouri plate number 1YF454.
Hailey M. Owens went missing at 4:48 p.m. in Springfield. The man who allegedly took her is white, 45 to 55 years old, 6 feet 1 inch tall, 200 pounds and has gray hair.
He might be driving a gold 2008 Ford Ranger pickup truck with Missouri plate number 1YF454, police said.
Owens is described as about 5 feet 2 inches tall, 90 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing blue jean shorts and purple sandals. She has pierced ears.
This is an Amber Alert, the Springfield Missouri Police Department has issued an Amber Alert that occurred at 3247 west Lombard at 4:48 pm on 02/18/14. Abducted was Hailey Owens a white female 10 years old. The suspect vehicle is a gold 2008 Ford Ranger Missouri registration 1YF454. The vehicle was last seen southbound on Scenic from Grand in Springfield, Missouri. The suspect is a white male, no further description is available. The victim, Hailey M. Owens is a white female 10 years old, 5 foot 2 inches tall, weighing 90 pounds with long brown hair, brown eyes and pierced ears. Owens was last seen wearing blue jean shorts and purple sandals.. . Please Contact Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810.
A: Location where Hailey Owen was abducted. - B: Location where Craig M. Wood was arrested.
Springfield police are investigating an abduction of a girl in the 3200 block of West Lombard Street at 4:48 p.m. Tuesday. The girl is 10, 5-foot-2, skinny, with sandy blonde hair and pierced ears. She was wearing blue jean shorts. Her name is Hailey Owens.
A neighbor who lives at 3247 W. Lombard says a man went up to Hailey, who was outside the home, and talked to her, then grabbed her and threw her in his truck. Hailey’s mother told police that she has no idea who the man is.
Police are looking for a white man who may be driving a gold early 2000s Ford Ranger pickup that was last seen going south on Golden Avenue from Lombard. The truck has Missouri plates IYF 454.
UPDATE II: Suspect in Custody, Hailey Owens Still Missing.
An Amber Alert remains in effect for 10 year old Hailey Owen of Springfield, MO. An unknown man pulled her into his vehicle Tuesday afternoon. Police found him, and charged him with kidnapping, but Hailey remains missing. A search will continue through the night.
UPDATE III: Family says abducted girl’s body found.
The body of an abducted 10-year-old girl in southwest Missouri has been found, according to the girl’s family.
- The police have identified the suspect in custody as 45 year old Craig Michael Wood, charged with kidnapping.
- It is on an-going police investigation.
- The police made no mention of Hailey Owens’ body being found; however, parents have told media that they were informed their child has been found deceased.
Screen Grab from KMBC – VIDEO
UPDATE V: There appears to be a couple of individuals with the name Craig M. Wood and Craig Michael Wood that live in Springfield, MO
This most likely is the address as the suspect was found in his truck in the 1500 block of East Stanford in Springfield.
UPDATE VI: Craig Michael Wood: Suspect in abduction of Springfield girl Hailey Owens arrested for murder.
Craig Michael Wood
By 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Springfield police say they received a tip that led them to Wood at a residence in town. They initially believed he and Owens were heading to Oklahoma.
Wood was taken into custody and later booked for first-degree murder in the Greene County Jail, according to jail records, and an official with the sheriff’s office confirms it is the same man at the center of the abduction.
The body of missing 10 year old Hailey Owens was found in the basement of Craig M. Woods home with a gunshot wound to her head. 45 year old Craig Michael Wood charged with first-degree murder in the death of 10-year-old Hailey Owens. Wood has also been charged with armed criminal action and child kidnapping.
A Missouri grade school coach has been charged in the murder and kidnapping of a 10-year-old girl whose suspected body was found in his basement with what police said was a gunshot wound to the head.
Craig Wood, a football coach and teacher’s aide at Springfield’s Pleasant View K-8 School, was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in the death of Hailey Owens, whose body police believe was found in a storage bin.
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Anyone with information on Owens’s whereabouts are asked to 911 or Springfield police, at 417-864-1810
Amber Alert Issued for Missing Everett, WA Newborn “Baby Doe” … Authorities Looking for Baby’s Mother, 31 Year Old Roshell Marie Turner
An AMBER ALERT has been issued Thursday night in the state of Washington for a missing new born baby, the police are referring to as “Baby Doe”. The police are looking for the child’s mother, 31-year-old Roshell Marie Turner, who gave birth on January 27, 2014. Authorities say that Roshell Turner is a heavy methamphetamine user, and her child has potentially severe medical issues due to the drug use. Turner may be with a Hispanic male known as “Guero.” Also, the police are also trying to track down a woman named Marylee Cavin, who they believe may be hiding Turner and the child. Turner could be in the Casino Road area in Everett and or within Snohomish County, WA.
Baby Doe (left) – Old Roshell Marie Turner (right)
Police are also looking for the baby’s mother, 31-year-old Roshell Marie Turner. She gave birth to the baby on January 27th.
Child Protective Services believe the baby is in danger because of health issues police say may be related to Turner’s drug use.
Police say Turner could be in the Casino Road area of Everett.
Turner is described as a white, 5’5″ tall, 190 pound woman with brown eyes and black, mid-length hair. She has a rose tattoo on her upper right shoulder.
If you know anything about this, please call 911 or Everett Police at 425-407-3970.
AMBER ALERT Issued for Missing 3 Year Old Erielys Ahorrio & 4 Year Old John Ahorrio in Lancaster, PA … Abducted at Gun Point by Father, 23 Year Eddie Ahorrio, Jr & Eddie Ahorrio Sr. (Update: Amber Alert Canceled, Childred Safe, 1 Suspect Arrested)
An AMBER ALERThas been issued for 3 year old Erielys Ahorrio and 4 year old John Ahorrio, who were abducted from their home last night, Thursday, February 6, 2014. According to accounts, the two children were taken at gun point by their father, 23 year old Eddie Ahorrio, Jr. and his father, 47 year Eddie Ahorrio, Sr. They entered the home at Almanac Avenue home around 7:30 pm. The two men old drove off with the children in a black Nissan Altima with Pennsylvania license plate # JJG-8170. It is believed they might be driving from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts. if traveling to the Bay State, it is safe to say that these two thugs will probably not take highways and toll roads. Police and the public should keep eyes out on the lesser traveled local roads from PA to MA (map) like Rt 22 in PA, Rt 46 in NJ and Merritt Pkwy and Rt1 in CT and Rt. 1 in MA.
The children are considered in danger as Lancaster police have stated there was a domestic dispute at the house last week in which Ahorrio Jr. threatened to harm both the children and their mother.
Erielys Ahorrio, 3, and her 4-year-old brother John Ahorrio were taken from a home along Almanac Avenue in Lancaster, Pa. at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, state police said. Lancaster is about 70 miles west of Philadelphia.
State police identified the abductors as 23-year-old Eddie Ahorrio, Jr. and 47-year-old Eddie Ahorrio, Sr.
Missing: 4 year old John Ahorrio (left) and his 3 year old sister Erielys Ahorrio (rt)
UPDATE I: Police have released more details on the abduction of two small children from their Lancaster City home tonight … History of violence.
Ahorrio Sr. had a pipe wrench and Ahorrio Jr. had a gun, both of which were displayed. The children were inside with their mother, their mother’s boyfriend, and the boyfriend’s sister. The boyfriend, whose name was not released, was attacked by Arrohio Sr. with the pipe wrench and injured. There is no word as of right now on the extent of his injuries. Lancaster police told CBS 21 there was a domestic dispute at the house last week in which Ahorrio Jr. threatened to harm both the children and their mother. When caught, the two men are facing charges of robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and kidnapping.
A vehicle matching the description of a vehicle reported by the Amber Alert has been stopped and a person was earlier taken into handcuffs, SkyFOX showed. This is occurring on I-76 Eastbound on Route One.
Pennsylvania State Police earlier issued an Amber Alert for two children allegedly abducted at gunpoint from Lancaster City by two men, and their vehicle’s last known location was in New Jersey.
Action News has confirmed that two children who were the subject of an hours-long Amber Alert search have been found safe, and that one suspect is in custody.
The resolution to the overnight search came just before 8:00 a.m. Friday after police stopped a 1994 black Nissan Altima on Route 1 at Route 76 in Philadelphia.
Police say the car was carrying 3-year-old Erielys Ahorrio and 4-year-old John Ahorrio, as well as one of two suspects sought in their abduction.
Amber Alert Issued for 6 Year Old Daniel Britt Missing Since 1/3/14 from Woonsocket, RI … Abducted by Mother Andria Britt (Update: Amber Alert Canceled Boy Found Safe, Mother Arrested)
An Amber Alert has been issued for 6 year old Daniel Britt who has been missing since January 3, 2014 from Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Daniel was taken by his mother, 34 year old Andria Britt. Both she and the boy’s father, Sean Britt, shared custody of Daniel; however, she skipped a court date last week and failed to return the boy to him. The court had granted the father sole custody. An arrest warrant has been issued for Andria Britt. The Amber Alert also cited an ‘‘immediate risk of harm’’ to both Andria and Daniel Britt, but a reason wasn’t disclosed. However, in the video below it is referenced that Andria has a history of mental illness.
Authorities said Andria Britt drives a red 2004 Ford Focus with Rhode Island license plate number 942649. She’s 35, 135 pounds and 5 feet, 5 inches.
Daniel Britt has blue eyes and brown hair. He is 4 feet, 3 inches and 50 pounds.
Police officers from Woonsocket were in Newton, Massachusetts Wednesday afternoon trying to track down family and friends of Andria. Andria’s sister lives in the area, but police would not say if they talked to her. Waltham Police had originally reported that Andria’s cell phone was pinged in Newton. Woonsocket Police now say it was the sister’s phone that officers were tracking.
“I just want him home, I just want him home. That’s all,” Sean Britt said. “If she wants to drop him off at a hospital, church, police station, whatever. Just drop my son off.”
Amber Alerts are carried on broadcast outlets and sent as text messages on mobile devices in a partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The Britt alert covered all of Rhode Island and bordering areas of Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Andria Britt is described as a white female, about 5 feet 5 inches tall, and weighs approximately 135 pounds. She also has brown hair and blue eyes.
UPDATE I: RI cops: Mom may have taken missing child to Washington state.
UPDATE III: Second car now sought in case of missing RI boy.
Police are now looking for two cars in the case of a nationwide Amber Alert issued for a Woonsocket mother and child.
Police around the country are now on the lookout for a 1992 gray Chevy Astro van with Washington state license plate ABR1512. This vehicle is in addition to a red 2004 Ford Focus with Rhode Island registration 942-649.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Woonsocket Police Department at 401-766-1212.
Daniel Britt, the 6-year-old Woonsocket boy, the subject of an Amber Alert who was taken by his mother, was found safe in Washington state Thursday evening.
Woonsocket police Detective Sgt. Matt Ryan at a late night news conference said that more than a dozen agencies around the country helped find the boy and his mother.
Ultimately, it was the Seattle office of the FBI that negotiated a voluntary surrender with the help of the mother’s family members.
The mother, Andria Britt, is in Island County Jail, charged with being a fugitive from justice, and child snatching, which carries up to a two-year sentence.
Police said additional charges for Britt, as well as for other people, could follow as the investigation continues.
Amber Alert Issued for 6 Year Old Alize Whipple Missing Since 1/8/14 in Fitchburg, MA … Car Located, Girl Still Missing … Abducted By her Non-Custodial Mother, Leeanna Wilson (Update: Alize Whipple Found Safe in North Carolina)
AMBER ALERT issued for 6 year old Alize Whipple missing since Wednesday, January 8, 2014 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. The police are looking for her mother, Leeanna Wilson, 50, who lives on Normandy Street in Fitchburg. Wilson is white, 5 feet, 5 inches tall and 135 pounds with strawberry blonde hair. She is believed to have abducted the girl and is driving a 1996 Buick Century with South Carolina plates.
Police are asking for the public’s help in locating an abducted 6 year old female from Fitchburg. The child, Alize Whipple, is described as a black female who is approximately 3’9″ tall. She weighs about 45 pounds and has dark hair, officials say. Whipple was last seen wearing a pink shirt, pink petite pants and pink sparkly shoes.
The young girl was last seen on Wednesday, Jan. 8 around 4 p.m. on Normandy Street in Fitchburg.
Police believe that Whipple was abducted by her non-custodial mother, Leeanna Wilson, 50, of Fitchburg. Wilson is described as a white female with strawberry blonde hair who is approximately 5’5″ tall and weighs 135 pounds. Police say there is reason to believe Wilson may cause harm to the child.
UPDATE I: Police have located the car of Leeanna Wilson.
Cops are looking for her mother, Leeanna Wilson, 50, who lives on Normandy Street in Fitchburg. Wilson is white, 5 feet, 5 inches tall and 135 pounds with strawberry blonde hair.
“There is reason to believe Leeanna may cause harm to the child,” a state police spokesman said.
Police found the blue, 1996 Buick Century with South Carolina plates that Wilson was believed to be driving in Leominster last night.
The Kittery Police Department announced Saturday that at least one of the subjects of an AMBER Alert in Massachusetts was reportedly seen in Kittery over the last 2 days.
Police say Leeanna Wilson, 50, of Fitchburg, Massachusetts was reported to have been seen on Thursday and Friday of this week at retail establishments in Kittery.
Sergeant Gary Eaton of the Kittery Police Department wants to make clear these reports are unconfirmed sightings. “The mother was reportedly seen on two separate occasions, but we have not confirmed either report.” Eaton said the reported sightings occurred on the Route 1 business district in Kittery. Eaton added that the child had not been seen in either report.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call 911 or contact the Fitchburg Police Department at 978-345-4355.
UPDATE III: Missing 6 Year Old Girl Found Safe in North Carolina.
Sheriff’s deputies in Shelby, N.C. have located a missing 6-year-old girl from Fitchburg who was the subject of a massive AMBER Alert search by authorities.
State Police spokesman David Procopio said Alize Whipple, 6, was found unharmed in a family home with her mother, who is accused of abducting her.
“The child did not appear to have any immediate injuries,” Procopio said. “Obviously, this is a good resolution.”
The mother, 50-year-old Leeanna Wilson, was arrested by local law enforcement officers and is expected to face a rendition hearing in North Carolina before returning to Massachusetts to face unknown charges.