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Amber Alert canceled after missing 2-year-old boy found safe at Houston motel; suspect in custody

Family search for Jeremiah Lambert went missing on Nov. 24, 2018.
Family search for Jeremiah Lambert went missing on Nov. 24, 2018. (KPRC 2)


HOUSTON – An Amber Alert has been canceled after a 2-year-old boy who went missing Saturday was found safe on Sunday at a motel in Houston, police said.

The Houston Police Department confirmed that there was an active missing persons case and the Amber Alert was issued Sunday afternoon.

"Tips were coming in and patrol responded and we found the vehicle here at the motel," HPD homicide detective Ken Fregia."This is what happens when the community calls in and helps things get solved quickly and wished we had more that happens."

Favis Knox said her 2-year-old grandson, Jeremiah Lambert, was last seen outside of Wesley Square Apartments at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Knox said she believed someone who knows the family had taken him and driven off.

"I just thank God he is ok," Knox said. 

Officials said Lambert was taken from his home by Prentis Curtis in a blue 2010 Dodge Nitro, Texas license plate #KMX-4767.

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Prentis Curtis is accused of talking missing 2-year-old boy in Houston on Nov. 25, 2018.
Prentis Curtis is accused of talking missing 2-year-old boy in Houston on Nov. 25, 2018.

A suspect has been taken into police custody and is being questioned by investigators, Houston police said.


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