AMBER Alert canceled after 6-year-old missing boy found with his father, police say

Authorities said they planned to question the boy’s father, even though he was not initially a suspect.

PEARLAND, Texas – Police said a 6-year-old boy was found safe with his father after he was reportedly kidnapped in Pearland Thursday.

Officers said Amari Daniel Baylor was last seen Thursday evening. An AMBER Alert was issued for the child’s disappearance, and the FBI partnered with the Pearland Police Department Friday to help find him.

Officers said at around 7:50 p.m. they were called to the 2100 block of Country Place Parkway for a report of a kidnapping of a child.

Officers said a caller told them that she went to Westside Event Center with her three children to inquire about cheerleading and football programs for her kids during a football practice that was taking place. Police said the woman exited her vehicle with her daughter while the other two children stayed in the vehicle. According to authorities, the mother was in close proximity to the vehicle.

According to investigators, two female witnesses that were at the practice said they saw a black female in her late 20′s or early 30′s with long straight black hair, standing 5′9 and possibly weighing 180 pounds, and wearing an orange shirt taking a child from a white Chevrolet Malibu driver side’s rear window. Police said the suspect then got into a silver or gray SUV with Amari before driving out the parking lot southbound on Country Place Parkway.

Police said the witnesses also told officers that they were unable to obtain a license plate number but remembered orange characters on the plate.

Police said they initially planned to ask Amari’s father, Lamont Baylor, Jr., if he knew anything about Amari’s whereabouts.


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