Child at center of Amber Alert in northwest Indiana has been found safe

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Authorities in northwestern Indiana say a 15-month-old boy who was taken from his Gary foster home at gunpoint has been found.

Gary police Lt. Dawn Westerfield said the toddler was kidnapped about 11:20 p.m. Monday by two unidentified males with their faces covered. Details about where the child was found late Tuesday wasn’t immediately disclosed by authorities.

The toddler was wearing a T-shirt and diaper when he was taken from the home. Westerfield says authorities are concerned for the safety and welfare of the toddler.

The (Munster) Times quotes investigators as saying the boy might be with his 15-year-old mother or his 17-year-old father.


ORIGINAL STORY: A Statewide AMBER Alert has been declared.

Police in Gary searching for a 15-month-old boy who was taken from his foster home at gunpoint.

Timothy Jackson Jr. is 1 year old, He’s described as black, 32 inches tall, 28 pounds, black hair with brown eyes and last seen wearing a red t-shirt and diaper.

Timothy Jackson Jr. was abducted from the 2000 block of Waite Street, Gary around 12:30 eastern time on Tuesday morning by two suspects wearing masks, each armed with sawed off shotguns.

Timothy Jackson Sr., 17, and Rosalinda Tecaxco, 15, may be responsible for the abduction of Timothy Jackson Jr., according to the Gary Police Department.

There is no vehicle description associated with this alert and the abductors and child are believed to be located in Northwest Indiana.

If you have any information on Timothy Jackson Jr., contact the Gary Police Department at 1-888-58AMBER or 1-888-582-6237.

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