Amber Alert canceled after missing Amarillo toddler, mother found

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AMARILLO, Texas (KETK) – An Amber Alert has been canceled after a missing Amarillo toddler and his mother were found. A Clear Alert, which is an alert for a missing adult, was also canceled.

Amarillo Police said, “Thank you, Amarillo, for all your help.” They did not give any further details.

Police had been searching for a missing 2-year-old and his mother and named the child’s father as a suspect. Police did not say whether that man was arrested.

An Amber Alert can only be issued in Texas under the following conditions:

  • There is reasonable belief by law enforcement that an abduction has occurred.
  • The law enforcement agency believes that the child is in imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death.
  • There is enough descriptive information about the victim and the abduction for law enforcement to issue an AMBER Alert to assist in the recovery of the child.
  • The abduction is of a child aged 17 years or younger.
  • The child’s name and other critical data elements, including the Child Abduction flag, have been entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) system.

Clear Alerts are similar and have to do with missing adults:

  • An individual 18 to 64 years of age, whose whereabouts are unknown
  • A preliminary investigation verified the adult is in imminent danger of bodily injury or death or the disappearance is involuntary, such as an abduction or kidnapping
  • The Clear Alert request happened within 72 hours of the individual’s disappearance
  • Enough information available to disseminate to the public to help locate the individual, a suspect, or the vehicle used in the incident

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